Hmadeh M1, Hoepfner V, Larios E, Liao K, Jia J, Jose-Yacaman M, Ozin GA.
ChemSusChem. 2014 Aug;7(8):2104-9. doi: 10.1002/cssc.201402173. Epub 2014 Jun 18.Nanorods of triniobium hydroxide heptaoxide, Nb3 O7 (OH), were synthesized by means of a hydrothermal method. Subsequently, Pt and CuO nanoparticles were introduced on the surface of Nb3 O7 (OH) nanorods by a microwave-assisted solvothermal nucleation and growth technique. The resulting Pt- and CuO-decorated Nb3 O7 (OH) nanorods demonstrated uniform particle dispersion and were fully characterized by X-ray diffraction, electron microscopy, and spectroscopic analysis. Read More