Green Synthesis and Characterization of Zinc Pyridine-2,6-Dicarboxylate Complex and Preparation of Nano-ZnO by Thermal Decomposition

Document Type : Research Article


1 School of Materials and Chemistry, Southwest University of Science and Technology, Mianyang 621010, P.R. CHINA

2 Department of Basic Science, Rongchang Campus of Southwest University, Chongqing 402460, P.R. CHINA


A complex [Zn(Hpda)2]·2H2O of pyridine-2,6-dicarboxylic acid (H2pda) was synthesized by a green chemistry approach, namely, room-temperature solid-state reaction. The complex was characterized by elemental analyses, Powder X-Ray Diffraction (PXRD), single crystal X-ray diffraction, Fourier Transform InfraRed (FT-IR) spectroscopy, and ThermoGravimetry and Differential Scanning Calorimetry (TG-DSC). The PXRD result confirmed that the unpurified powder complex was a single phase. The crystal structure of the complex belonged to the monoclinic system with space group P21/c, and the Zn(II) ion was hexacoordinated by four O atoms and two N atoms. The thermal decomposition of the complex was investigated and the nano-ZnO particles were prepared by pyrolysis of the unpurified powder complex as the precursor. The ZnO particle obtained by pyrolysis at 500 °C was characterized by PXRD and Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), and its average diameter was about 40 nm.


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