Acetobacter xylenium as a shape-directing agent for the formation of nano-, micro-sized zinc oxide
Hussein, Mohd Zobir and Yahaya, Asmah and Lee, Phycilla Chi Ling and Chan, Woei Long (2005) Acetobacter xylenium as a shape-directing agent for the formation of nano-, micro-sized zinc oxide. Journal of Materials Science, 40 (23). pp. 6325-6328. ISSN 0022-2461
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10853-005-3686-9
The preparation of ZnO of specific shape by hydrolysis of zinc acetate in the presence of a type of cellulose producing bacterium, Acetobacter xylenium, as a shape-directing agent, was illustrated. All solutions were prepared using decarbonated distilled water and a sample of ZnO was directly synthesized by hydrolysis of zinc acetate and ammonia solution. The X-ray diffraction (XRD) pattern of the as-synthesized ZnO indicated that all the precursors were completely decomposed for the formation of ZnO phase. The results show that the amount of templating agent added plays a role in determining the physiochemical properties of the resulting synthesized material.
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