Pol VG1, Thiyagarajan P, Calderon Moreno JM, Popa M.
Inorg Chem. 2009 Jul 20;48(14):6417-24. doi: 10.1021/ic900824n.Lanthanum hydroxycarbonate (LaCO(3)OH) superstructures [LHS] decorated with carbon spheres are synthesized by a solvent-free, one-pot Reactions under Autogenic Pressure at Elevated Temperature (RAPET) process, dissociating a single lanthanum acetate hydrate (LAH) precursor. The structure of the as-synthesized LHS are studied by powder X-ray diffraction, high-resolution transmission electron microscopy, morphology by field-emission scanning electron microscopy, and the composition by energy dispersive X-ray analysis, elemental mapping, as well as FT-IR spectroscopy. Read More