Characterization of copper phthalocyanine nanoparticles formed by laser ablation in poor solvents

Kwati Leonard, Myint Thein Tun, Junichi Kurawaki, Tsuyoshi Akiyama, Sunao Yamada

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Abstract

Laser irradiation of Copper phthalocyanine tetrasulfonate (CuPcTs) microcrystals in some poor solvents has produced CuPcTs nanoparticles with 15-112 nm in diameter. Field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) images have shown densely packed nanoparticles of CuPcTs formed in methanol and acetone. The mean diameter of CuPcTs nanoparticles obtained from TEM images in methanol, 2-methy-2-propanol, ethanol, tetrahydrofuran, and acetone were determined to be 26, 36, 35, 86, and 78 nm, respectively. The size and surface morphology of CuPcTs nanoparticles have been correlated with solvent parameters such as polarity and thermal diffusivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)312-316
Number of pages5
Journale-Journal of Surface Science and Nanotechnology
Volume6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 27 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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