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Nanomaterials 2013, 3(1), 117-125; doi:10.3390/nano3010117

A Novel Fluoride Route for the Synthesis of Aluminosilicate Nanotubes

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Equipe Matériaux à Porosité Controlée (MPC), Institut de Science des Matériaux de Mulhouse (IS2M), CNRS UMR 7361, Université de Haute Alsace (UHA), ENSCMu, 3b rue Alfred Werner, 68093 Mulhouse Cedex, France
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Received: 8 November 2012 / Revised: 28 January 2013 / Accepted: 29 January 2013 / Published: 6 February 2013
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In this work we present a novel method for synthesis of aluminosilicate nanotubes: the fluoride route. F-containing imogolite (F-IMO) exhibits an improved crystallization rate and improved yield. The structure of F-IMO was investigated and compared with F-free imogolite (IMO) by means of X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Fourier transformed infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) confirming imogolite structure. Solid state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) analyses show an increased crystallization rate for F-IMO and confirm the incorporation of fluorine ion in the structure.
Keywords: aluminosilicate nanotube; imogolite; fluoride route; synthesis aluminosilicate nanotube; imogolite; fluoride route; synthesis
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Chemmi, A.; Brendlé, J.; Marichal, C.; Lebeau, B. A Novel Fluoride Route for the Synthesis of Aluminosilicate Nanotubes. Nanomaterials 2013, 3, 117-125.

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