Spontaneous Growth of Magnesium Hydroxide Fibers at Ambient Conditions

Journal article

Publication Details

Author(s): Gheisi A, Sternig A, Rangus M, Redhammer G, Hartmann M, Diwald O
Journal: Crystal Growth & Design
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Publication year: 2014
Volume: 14
Journal issue: 9
Pages range: 4236-4239
ISSN: 1528-7483


Spontaneous transformation paths of nanomaterials point to guiding, principles for synthesis. We describe the room temperature transformation of MgO nanocubes into Mg-3(OH)(5)Cl center dot 4H(2)O nanofibers in air and investigated the underlying formation mechanism using electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, and solid-state NMR spectroscopy. Upon contact with water vapor, the magnesium hydroxide needles were found to grow out of agglomerates of highly dispersed MgO nanocubes with preadsorbed SiCl4. Corresponding one-dimensional nanostructures do not form on low surface area materials. The presented growth approach is potentially extendable to other hydrolyzable metal oxides at ultrafine dispersion.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Diwald, Oliver
Professur für Partikelsynthese
Gheisi, Amirreza
Professur für Katalyse
Hartmann, Martin Prof. Dr.
Professur für Katalyse
Rangus, Mojca Dr.
Interdisziplinäres Zentrum Erlangen Catalysis Resource Center (ECRC)
Sternig, Andreas
Professur für Partikelsynthese

Additional Organisation
Exzellenz-Cluster Engineering of Advanced Materials

External institutions with authors

Universität Salzburg (Paris Lodron Universität Salzburg)

Research Fields

D Catalytic Materials
Exzellenz-Cluster Engineering of Advanced Materials

How to cite

Gheisi, A., Sternig, A., Rangus, M., Redhammer, G., Hartmann, M., & Diwald, O. (2014). Spontaneous Growth of Magnesium Hydroxide Fibers at Ambient Conditions. Crystal Growth & Design, 14(9), 4236-4239. https://dx.doi.org/10.1021/cg500538d

Gheisi, Amirreza, et al. "Spontaneous Growth of Magnesium Hydroxide Fibers at Ambient Conditions." Crystal Growth & Design 14.9 (2014): 4236-4239.


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