Electrochemical Synthesis of ZnO Nanoparticles During Anodic Dissolution of Zinc in Alcohols Solvents
Studies of the effect of the kind of alcohol, electrolyte concentration and water on the anodic dissolution of zinc and the nature of dissolution products were performed. The dissolution products were analyzed by spectroscopic methods (SEM/EDS, XPS and UV-vis) and X-ray diffraction. These studies have shown that the process of anodic dissolution of zinc in alcohol electrolytes (methanol and ethanol) in the presence of water (1-5% vol.), is a simple way to obtain ZnO nanoparticles.