Journal of Cluster Science

, Volume 24, Issue 1, pp 365–376 | Cite as

Simple Hydrothermal Synthesis of Nickel Hydroxide Flower-Like Nanostructures

  • Masoud Salavati-Niasari
  • Hamideh Seyghalkar
  • Omid Amiri
  • Fatemeh Davar
Original Paper


α-Ni(OH)2 flower-like nanostructures were successfully synthesized through one-step hydrothermal method with nickel acetate tetrahydrate, ethylene-1,2-diamine (en), hexamethylenetetramine (HMT) and cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) as morphology-directing agents. Optimum conditions to obtain high yield and pure phase α-Ni(OH)2 were identified by varying experimental parameters such as: en, HMT and CTAB concentration and reaction temperature. The products were characterized by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, Fourier transform infrared and thermogravimetric analysis. These results indicated that the α-nickel hydroxide contains water molecules and anions. The hierarchical NiO nanostructures were obtained by the as-synthesized α-Ni(OH)2 nanostructures annealed at 300 °C for 4 h.


Nickel hydroxide Nickel oxide Chemical synthesis Flower-like nanostructure Hydrothermal 



Authors are grateful to the council of Iran National Science Foundation and University of Kashan for supporting this work by Grant No (159271/51).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masoud Salavati-Niasari
    • 1
    • 2
  • Hamideh Seyghalkar
    • 2
  • Omid Amiri
    • 3
  • Fatemeh Davar
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of Nano Science and Nano Technology, University of KashanKashanIslamic Republic of Iran
  2. 2.Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of ChemistryUniversity of KashanKashanIslamic Republic of Iran
  3. 3.Young Researchers Club, Kashan BranchIslamic Azad UniversityKashanIran
  4. 4.Department of ChemistryIsfahan University of TechnologyIsfahanIran

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