Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Iranian Scientists Use Pomegranate Juice to Produce Copper Iodide Nanostructure

Abstract:
Iranian researchers produced copper iodide nanostructures by using pomegranate juice as a reducer.

Iranian Scientists Use Pomegranate Juice to Produce Copper Iodide Nanostructure

Tehran, Iran | Posted on May 14th, 2013

The research was conducted by Nanotechnology and Nanoscience Research Center of Kashan University.

In this research, copper iodide nanostructures were produced through co-precipitation method by using pomegranate juice as a natural reducer.

Anthocyanin molecule is pomegranate pigment. In addition to its reductive properties, this molecule can be used as a surfactant in the synthesis of various nanomaterials due to its high spatial prohibition. This molecule agglomerates around metallic atoms and prevents the aggregation of the compound. In the production of nanoparticles, various materials are formed some of which may be hazardous. Therefore, natural materials were used in this project in order to produce nanoparticles.

Copper iodide nanostructure has numerous applications, including its application as a catalyst in the synthesis of phenol, aniline, and thiophenols from aryl halides in aqueous solutions. Among other important applications of this compound, mention can be made of solar cells as well as x-ray and gama-ray detectors.

Results of the research showed that smaller nanoparticles are obtained by increasing the volume of pomegranate juice. They also confirmed that the reduction activity of pomegranate juice was as good as that of the common chemical reducers such as sodium sulfite.

According to the researchers of the plan, researchers can obtain their required materials by searching in the nature taking into consideration the scarcity of some chemicals. It is both cost-effective and environmental friendly.

Results of the research have been published on 1 June 2013 in Materials Letters, vol. 100. For more information about the details of the research, read the full paper on pages 133-136 on the same journal.

####

For more information, please click here

Copyright © Fars News Agency

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Epoxy compound gets a graphene bump: Rice scientists combine graphene foam, epoxy into tough, conductive composite November 14th, 2018

Optimization of alloy materials: Diffusion processes in nano particles decoded November 13th, 2018

GLOBALFOUNDRIES, indie Semiconductor Deliver Performance-Enhanced Microcontrollers for Automotive Applications: 55nm LPx platform, with SST’s highly reliable embedded SuperFlash®, increases performance and energy efficiency for automotive applications November 13th, 2018

GLOBALFOUNDRIES, indie Semiconductor Deliver Performance-Enhanced Microcontrollers for Automotive Applications: 55nm LPx platform, with SST’s highly reliable embedded SuperFlash®, increases performance and energy efficiency for automotive applications November 13th, 2018

Chemistry

Nanotech Artisans Sculpt with DNA November 5th, 2018

Iran World’s Second Largest Producer of Nano-Catalysts October 17th, 2018

Big award enables study of small surfaces: Rice U.'s Matt Jones wins Packard Fellowship to view nanoscale chemical reactions October 15th, 2018

High-performance self-assembled catalyst for SOFC October 12th, 2018

Discoveries

Epoxy compound gets a graphene bump: Rice scientists combine graphene foam, epoxy into tough, conductive composite November 14th, 2018

Optimization of alloy materials: Diffusion processes in nano particles decoded November 13th, 2018

Unlocking the Secrets of Metal-Insulator Transitions: X-ray photon correlation spectroscopy at NSLS-II's CSX beamline used to understand electrical conductivity transitions in magnetite November 8th, 2018

WSU researchers develop new technique to understand biology at the nanoscale November 7th, 2018

Announcements

Epoxy compound gets a graphene bump: Rice scientists combine graphene foam, epoxy into tough, conductive composite November 14th, 2018

Optimization of alloy materials: Diffusion processes in nano particles decoded November 13th, 2018

GLOBALFOUNDRIES, indie Semiconductor Deliver Performance-Enhanced Microcontrollers for Automotive Applications: 55nm LPx platform, with SST’s highly reliable embedded SuperFlash®, increases performance and energy efficiency for automotive applications November 13th, 2018

GLOBALFOUNDRIES, indie Semiconductor Deliver Performance-Enhanced Microcontrollers for Automotive Applications: 55nm LPx platform, with SST’s highly reliable embedded SuperFlash®, increases performance and energy efficiency for automotive applications November 13th, 2018

Environment

The materials engineers are developing environmentally friendly materials: The materials engineers are developing environmentally friendly materials for producing smart textiles November 2nd, 2018

Ultrasensitive toxic gas detector October 31st, 2018

Study provides insight into how nanoparticles interact with biological systems: Findings can help scientists engineer nanoparticles that are ‘benign by design’ October 18th, 2018

Silver nanoparticles are toxic for aquatic organisms: A research team at the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has analysed how zebrafish are affected in the long term by exposure to silver particles September 19th, 2018

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project