A Facile Non-hydrothermal Fabrication of Uniform α-MoO_3 Nanowires in High Yield
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Uniform α-MoO<SUB>3</SUB> nanowires with the diameter of 60–100 nm and the length of 10–40 μm were fabricated in high yield through a facile non-hydrothermal method. The fabrication process involved acidifying an ethylenediamine solution of molybdenum acid and subsequent calcinating treatment without any hydrothermal procedures. Ethylenediamine was found to play a crucial role for the formation of α-MoO<SUB>3</SUB> nanowires under the present conditions. Thus-prepared α-MoO<SUB>3</SUB> nanowires as supercapacitors exhibited much larger capacitance and better cyclicity than the conventional particulate counterpart.
- Chemistry Letters
Chemistry Letters 37(3), 336-337, 2008-03-05
The Chemical Society of Japan