Morphologically Controlled Synthesis of Reduced-Dimensional ZnO/Zn(OH)2 Nanosheets

ACS Omega. 2022 Sep 30;7(40):35834-35839. doi: 10.1021/acsomega.2c04108. eCollection 2022 Oct 11.

ABSTRACT

Conventional two-dimensional materials either have natural layered structures or are produced, with large surface areas, via physical or chemical synthesis. However, to form a two-dimensional material from a non-layered material, a method different from the existing ones is required. In this study, a surfactant-assisted method was utilized to synthesize Zn(OH)2 (a nonlayered transition metal oxide) nanosheets. This study described the synthesis of Zn(OH)2 nanosheets using an anionic sulfate layer and demonstrated a method of controlling the thickness and shape of the synthesized nanosheets by varying the surfactant concentration. Further, the characteristics of oxygen evolution reaction using ZnO/Zn(OH)2 nanosheets, obtained by annealing the synthesized sheets, as catalysts were studied.

PMID:36249351 | PMC:PMC9558603 | DOI:10.1021/acsomega.2c04108

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