ZnO nano-rectangular framework-like structure from zinc hydroxide acetate plates

Eiji Hosono, Takashi Tokunaga, Shintaro Ueno, Yuya Oaki, Hiroaki Imai, Haoshen Zhou, Shinobu Fujihara

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Rectangular thick plates of layered hydroxide zinc acetate (LHZA) are synthesized by crystal growth in ethanolic-aqueous zinc acetate solution. The secondary nucleation and crystal growth of LHZA with two phases results in rectangular thick plates, which have clear facets with terraces. The control of Zn concentration and water/ethanol ratio would create the stable LHZA system because of the suppression of the dehydration and condensation reactions from the zinc hydroxide to the zinc oxide. Moreover, the LHZA is converted into a framework-like ZnO by a pyrolysis reaction. The unique morphology of LHZA and ZnO is reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-174
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Ceramic Society of Japan
Issue number1401
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • Crystal growth
  • Layered hydroxide zinc acetate
  • Nanostructures
  • Pyroysis
  • ZnO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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