Simple Synthesis of Copper Oxide Nanoparticles in the Presence of Extractive Rosmarinus Officinalis leaves

Document Type: Research Paper

Authors

1 Department of chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, Najafabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Najafabad, Esfahan, Iran; P.O. Box: 517

2 Department of physics, Faculty of Sciences, Najafabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Najafabad, Esfahan, Iran; P.O. Box: 517.

10.7508/jns.2016.01.004

Abstract

In this work, copper oxide nanoparticles have been synthesized via extractive Rosmarinus Officinalis leaves by simple and economic co-precipitation method at ambient conditions which it has used (CH3COO)2Cu+H2O individually as Cu sources. It was found that uniform copper oxide nanoparticles have been successfully produced at various temperature, namely 400, 600, and 800 0C. Powder X-ray Diffraction analysis confirmed copper oxide nanoparticles are in monoclinic phase, which the average crystalline size estimated by using Williamson-Hall plot from the higher peak of the Powder X-ray Diffraction was about 20-30 nm for all samples. Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy images depict various morphologies can be successfully prepared via controlling calcination temperature and using appropriate green extractive. The study of FT-IR patterns of CuO nanoparticles confirm the formation of highly pure CuO nanoparticles. The prepared nanoparticles were subjected to the following characterizations such as, X-ray diffraction, Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy, and Fourier transform infrared studies.

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