A new low temperature methodology to obtain pure nanocrystalline nickel borate

Menaka, Samuel E. Lofland, Kandalam V. Ramanujachary, Ashok K. Ganguli

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The present study focuses on the development of a new route for the synthesis of pure nickel borate nanoparticles using reverse micellar route. Nickel borate nanoparticles (25 nm) were synthesized from a precursor (obtained by reverse micellar route) containing both nickel and boron (nickel nitrate and sodium borohydride as starting materials). Decomposition of the precursor at a temperature of ∼800 °C yielded pure nickel borate nanoparticles. This was confirmed by powder X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy. These nanoparticles show an antiferromagnetic ordering with Ne{hook above}el temperature of 47 K.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1002-1005
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number7
StatePublished - Apr 1 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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