Facile synthesis of copper oxide nanoparticles via electrospinning

Abdullah Khalil, Mustapha Jouiad, Marwan Khraisheh, Raed Hashaikeh

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Abstract

A novel approach for synthesizing copper oxide (CuO) nanoparticles (NPs) through electrospinning is reported. The approach is based on producing rough and discontinuous electrospun nanofibers from a precursor based on copper acetate salt and polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) polymer. Selectively removing the polymeric phase from the fibers produced highly rough CuO nanofibers, which were composed of NPs that are weakly held together in a one-dimensional (1D) manner. Sonication in a suitable liquid under controlled conditions completely disintegrated the nanofibers into NPs, resulting in the formation of uniform CuO NPs suspension. Aberration corrected high resolution transmission electron microscope (HRTEM) showed that the obtained NPs are highly crystalline and nearly sphere-like with a diameter of 30 to 70 nm. Thus, electrospinning, which is a low cost and industrially scalable technique, can also be employed for economic and large scale synthesis of NPs.

Original languageEnglish
Article number438407
JournalJournal of Nanomaterials
Volume2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Copper oxides
Electrospinning
Nanoparticles
Nanofibers
Polyvinyl Alcohol
Sonication
Polyvinyl alcohols
Aberrations
Copper
Suspensions
Polymers
Acetates
Electron microscopes
Salts
Crystalline materials
Economics
Fibers
Liquids
Costs

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Khalil, Abdullah ; Jouiad, Mustapha ; Khraisheh, Marwan ; Hashaikeh, Raed. / Facile synthesis of copper oxide nanoparticles via electrospinning. In: Journal of Nanomaterials. 2014 ; Vol. 2014.
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