1Institute of Nano Science and Nano Technology, University of Kashan, Kashan, P.O. Box 87317-51167, I. R. Iran
2Young Researchers and Elite Club, Arak Branch, Islamic Azad University, Arak, Iran.
Copper vanadate nanostructures were prepared via ex-situ precipitation approach in presence of Schiff-base ligand (N,N׳ -buthylenebis(acetylacetone iminato)dianion = acacbn) as a new capping agent. The effect of different Cu sources and pH on the size, morphology and size distribution of copper vanadate nanostructures was investigated. The as-prepared products were characterized using X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectrum, Electron Dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) and ultraviolet– visible (UV–Vis) spectroscopy. The optical properties of different samples were compared.