Serial Ionic Exchange for the Synthesis of Multishelled Copper Sulfide Hollow Spheres

Authors

  • Dr. Shenglin Xiong,

    1. Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and KAUST-NUS GCR Program, Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore, 10 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119260 (Singapore)
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  • Prof. Dr. Hua Chun Zeng

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and KAUST-NUS GCR Program, Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore, 10 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119260 (Singapore)
    • Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and KAUST-NUS GCR Program, Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore, 10 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119260 (Singapore)
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  • We acknowledge financial support from the National University of Singapore, Singapore and the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia.

Abstract

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Transformation in a shell: Ion exchange is used for the fabrication of multishelled inorganic hollow materials. The transformation of solid Cu2O to Cu2S hollow spheres is investigated as a model reaction (see picture; PVP=poly(vinylpyrrolidone)).

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