A.T. thanks Prof. W. Meier for his support and for useful discussions, M. Düggelin and D. Mathis for help with SEM, and Prof. W. B. Stern for access to the X-ray diffractometer. Thanks are also due to Dr. T. Welton and Dr. C. Hardacre for useful discussions at the CERC3 meeting in St. Malo.
CuCl Nanoplatelets from an Ionic Liquid-Crystal Precursor†
Article first published online: 5 OCT 2004
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 43, Issue 40, pages 5380–5382, October 11, 2004
How to Cite
Taubert, A. (2004), CuCl Nanoplatelets from an Ionic Liquid-Crystal Precursor. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 43: 5380–5382. doi: 10.1002/anie.200460846
- Issue published online: 5 OCT 2004
- Article first published online: 5 OCT 2004
- Manuscript Received: 2 JUN 2004
- green chemistry;
- ionic liquids;
- liquid crystals;
Green approach to inorganic nanostructures: CuCl nanoplatelets (see picture) were synthesized from mixtures of a Cu-containing ionic liquid crystal and 6-O-palmitoyl ascorbic acid. The particle size, thickness, and connectivity can be adjusted through varying the reaction temperature. The copper-containing precursor acts as both the template and the copper source. The ligand is not consumed in the precipitation and can be reused.