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Generation of Nanostructured MgO Particles by Solution Phase Method

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Chemistry, Government Engineering College, B.M. Road, Ramanagara, INDIA
  • 2 Department of P.G. Studies and Research in Chemistry, Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta, INDIA
  • 3Department of Chemistry, Srinivas School of Engineering, Mukka, Mangalore, INDIA
  • 4Department of Chemistry, Sri Siddaganga College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Tumkur, INDIA

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 5, Issue (5), Pages 13-18, May,18 (2015)


In this contribution, disc like nanosized MgO particles were successfully synthesized by solution-phase method using magnesium chloride (MgCl) and sodium hydroxide (NaOH) in ethanol medium. The ethanol and water content were varied and the generated precursor compound was calcined for an hour at temperature of 300 °C. Samples were characterized by XRD, SEM, FT-IR and UV-Vis spectroscopic techniques. The crystallite sizes were in the range of 17–35 nm based on Debye-Scherrer equation. Scanning electron photomicrographs suggest that all the samples were well crystalline, randomly oriented disc like morphology. The FT-IR result shows strengthen other results and also blue shift was noticed in UV–Vis absorption spectra.


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