Preparation and Characterization of Copper Oxide Nanoparticles Synthesized via Chemical Precipitation Method


Copper oxide nanoparticles (CuO-NPs) were synthesized via chemical precipitation method using copper (II) chloride dihydrate and sodium hydroxide. Then nanoparticles were characterized by using X-ray Diffraction (XRD), Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), Energy Dispersive X-ray (EDX), and Fourier Transform Infra Red (FTIR) spectroscopy. The XRD patterns and EDX spectra showed that the prepared CuO-NPs were highly pure, crystalline and nano-sized. The SEM image suggested that nano particles were spherical and there was a tendency of agglomerations. The nanoparticles showed interactions between copper and oxygen atoms supported by FTIR studies.

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Luna, I. , Hilary, L. , Chowdhury, A. , Gafur, M. , Khan, N. and Khan, R. (2015) Preparation and Characterization of Copper Oxide Nanoparticles Synthesized via Chemical Precipitation Method. Open Access Library Journal, 2, 1-8. doi: 10.4236/oalib.1101409.

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