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Antimony-Doped Tin Oxide Nanocrystals: Synthesis and Solubility Behavior in Organic Solvents

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da Silva, Rafael O. [1] ; Conti, Tiago G. [1] ; de Moura, Andre F. [1] ; Stroppa, Daniel G. [2] ; Freitas, Luiz C. G. [1] ; Ribeiro, Caue [3] ; Camargo, Emerson R. [1] ; Longo, Elson [1] ; Leite, Edson R. [1]
Total Authors: 9
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Chem, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Lab Microscopia Eletron LME LNLS, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[3] EMBRAPA Instrumentacao Agropecuaria, BR-13569970 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: ChemPhysChem; v. 10, n. 5, p. 841-846, MAR 23 2009.
Web of Science Citations: 11

This work focuses on the nonaqueous synthesis of antimony-doped tin oxide nanocrystals in the size range of 2-6 nm and the investigation of their solubility in organic solvents (CHCl(3) and THF) in the presence of amphiphilic molecules (oleic acid and oleylamine). To unravel the underlying processes, a set of molecular dynamics simulations is performed involving the compatibility of oleic acid and oleylamine in mixtures with both CHCl(3) and THF. The results show that the method is useful for obtaining the desired oxide, and that the interaction between amphiphilic molecules and solvents can be predicted by molecular dynamics simulations with very good qualitative agreement. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 98/14324-0 - Multidisciplinary Center for Development of Ceramic Materials
Grantee:Elson Longo da Silva
Support type: Research Grants - Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers - RIDC