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Synthesis and Characterization of NiO Nanoparticles using Manihot esculenta Aqueous Extracts

Version 1 : Received: 7 November 2018 / Approved: 9 November 2018 / Online: 9 November 2018 (09:21:41 UTC)

How to cite: Escobar Morales, B.; Lucio Garcia, M.; Barbosa, R.; Morales Acosta, D. Synthesis and Characterization of NiO Nanoparticles using Manihot esculenta Aqueous Extracts. Preprints 2018, 2018110242 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201811.0242.v1). Escobar Morales, B.; Lucio Garcia, M.; Barbosa, R.; Morales Acosta, D. Synthesis and Characterization of NiO Nanoparticles using Manihot esculenta Aqueous Extracts. Preprints 2018, 2018110242 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201811.0242.v1).

Abstract

Synthesis of nickel oxide nanoparticles (NiO NPs) is a low cost and ecofriendly route that brings great benefits over chemical and physical methods of synthesis. Our approach consisted of using aqueous extracts from treated waste of Manihot Esculenta (Cassava) as reducing, stabilizing and capping agents for the synthesis of NiO NPs. The results proved this approach might be a viable alternative. Extracts were mixed during 30 minutes with Ni(NO3)2.6H2O leading to NPs formation. NiO NPs were characterized through FTIR, XRD, TEM and Raman spectroscopy. NiO NPs showed different shapes and sizes around 5-10 nm in agreement with the particle size calculated by XRD Scherrer equation.

Subject Areas

Manihot esculenta; nanoparticles; extracts

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