Solution-phase synthesis of Cu2O nanocubes

Linfeng Gou, Catherine J. Murphy

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We report here the solution-phase synthesis of highly uniform and monodisperse cubic Cu2O nano- and microcubes. Copper(II) salts in water are reduced with sodium ascorbate in air, in the presence of a surfactant. The average edge length of the cubes varies from 200 to 450 nm, as a function of surfactant concentration. Transmission electronic microscopy suggests that these cubes are composed of small nanoparticles and appear to be hollow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-234
Number of pages4
JournalNano letters
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering

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