Synthesis, Characterization and Thermal Studies of a Nanosized 1D l-Arginine/Copper(II) Coordination Polymer by Sonochemical Method: A New Precursor for Preparation of Copper(II) Oxide Nanoparticles


In the present work, 1D-copper(II) coordination polymer, {[Cu(μ-l-Arg)2(H2O)]SO4}n (1); (l-Arg: l-Arginine), was synthesized and identified by elemental analysis, FT-IR spectroscopy, molar conductivity, thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA), differential thermal analysis (DTA) and single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The compound 1 was also prepared by a sonochemical process in the form of nanoparticles. The particle size and morphology of the synthesized nanoparticles were investigated by powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD) and field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM). In the crystal structure of 1, the copper atoms are coordinated in a distorted octahedral geometry. In this geometry, the cis-equatorial plane (N2O2) is constructed by two NO-donor l-Arg ligands. The remaining coordination sites in the apical positions are occupied by an oxygen atom of the neighboring l-Arg and the oxygen atom of a water molecule. In 1, infinite one-dimensional (1D) networks are constructed through carboxylate bridges. Finally, CuO nanoparticles were produced by thermal decomposition of the sonochemically prepared nanoparticles of 1, and characterized by FT-IR, XRD, FE-SEM and EDS.

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We are grateful to the Payame Noor University of Mashhad for support of this work. The crystallographic part was supported by the project 18-10504S of the Czech Science Foundation using instruments of the ASTRA laboratory established within the Operation program Prague Competitiveness—Project CZ.2.16/3.1.00/24510

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Alikhani, M., Hakimi, M., Moeini, K. et al. Synthesis, Characterization and Thermal Studies of a Nanosized 1D l-Arginine/Copper(II) Coordination Polymer by Sonochemical Method: A New Precursor for Preparation of Copper(II) Oxide Nanoparticles. J Inorg Organomet Polym 30, 2907–2915 (2020).

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  • Coordination polymer
  • Copper(II)
  • l-Arginine
  • Crystal structure
  • Thermal decomposition
  • Nanoparticles