Morphology-controlled CaMoO4 nanorods via a facile microwave-assisted EDTA chelating agent process (pages 1231–1236)
Lina Wang, Yan Sun, Chunsheng Li, Yaozu Wang, Xuegang Ma, Yandi Wang, Shuoshuo Li, Zhijia Zhang, Peijuan Ma and Guanghua Cui
Version of Record online: 6 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201200148
This work reports on the shape-controlled synthesis of CaMoO4 nanorods via a high-efficient microwave irradiation-assisted chelating agent method. The phase and microstructure of these materials were systematically characterized by X-ray diffraction and field-emission scanning electron microscopy. It is noteworthy that EDTA plays pivotal roles as the complexing and capping agent in the oriented growth of uniform CaMoO4 nanorods. The synthetic process gives the guidance to understand the morphological evolution of CaMoO4 microstructures in microwave system, and provides a facile and designed strategy to fabricate functional one dimensional metallic molybdates.