Spontaneous formation of cadmium hydroxide nanostrands in water

Izumi Ichinose, Keiji Kurashima, Toyoki Kunitake

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Cadmium hydroxide nanostrands with a diameter of 1.9 nm were spontaneously formed by raising the pH of a dilute Cd(NO3)2 solution. The length reaches a few micrometers and the aspect ratio exceeds 1000. The crystallographic structure was successfully elucidated by high-resolution electron microscopy. The surface of the nanostrands was remarkably positively charged and adsorbed an astonishing number of negatively charged dye molecules.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7162-7163
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - Jun 16 2004
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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