Ionic Liquid-Assisted Hydrothermal Synthesis of Silver Vanadate Nanorods
Silver vanadate nanorods have been synthesized via ionic liquid-assisted hydrothermal method at 130 °C for 3 days using imidazolium-based functionalized ionic liquid. The obtained product when characterized by XRD shows it to be silver vanadate. The FTIR shows band at 446 cm−1 indicating V–O stretching vibration. A sharp peak at 145 cm−1 indicates the presence of layered structure and a peak at 1000 cm−1 indicates V=O stretching vibration as per Raman spectroscopy. The UV–Vis spectrum exhibits maximum absorbance at 425 nm revealing the presence of silver vanadate. The SEM revealed grass blade-like nanorods. The width of the nanorods is in the range of 40 nm as observed by TEM.
KeywordsSilver vanadate Nanorods Ionic liquid assisted Ionic liquid Hydrothermal
One of the authors, G. Nagaraju, acknowledges DST-SERB, Govt. of India, New Delhi (SB/FT/CS-083/2012) for financial support.
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