Preparation of Silica Nano-Particles by Sol-Gel Method and Its Characterization

  • Neha Bhatt Department of Chemistry, Graphic Era Deemed to be University, Dehradun, India https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2818-7850
  • Abhilasha Mishra Department of Chemistry, Graphic Era Deemed to be University, Dehradun, India
  • Rekha Goswami 2Department of Environmental Science, Graphic Era Deemed to be University, Dehradun, India ,3 Department of Environmental Science, Graphic Hill University, Dehradun, India https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9147-4567
  • Brijesh Prasad Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graphic Era Deemed to be University, Dehradun, India https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1784-2610
Keywords: Silica nanoparticle, Sol-gel, acid hydrolysis, base hydrolysis

Abstract

Nano silica (SiO2) has an extensive range of products from manufacturing to scientific. The Sol-gel technique in the field of material science is receiving worldwide interest because of its versatility for synthesizing silica nanoparticles. It provides a controlled composition of organic/inorganic hybrid material because of its unique and low-cost processing. The silica nanoparticles were prepared by the sol-gel method via two different routes first is a base-catalyzed hydrolysis reaction and the second is an acid-catalyzed hydrolysis reaction. The prepared silica nanoparticles were characterized by techniques Particle size analysis, Zeta potential, Fourier transform Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and X-Ray diffraction spectroscopy (XRD). Particle size analysis showed the nano range of particle and zeta potential proves the stability of prepared sols. Observed peaks from IR spectra are confirming the presence of a silica network. The amorphous silica was verified by the absence of sharp peaks and the presence of a broad peak at a 2θ angle of 23.8 for the XRD analysis structure in the produced NPs.

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Author Biographies

Neha Bhatt, Department of Chemistry, Graphic Era Deemed to be University, Dehradun, India

Neha Bhatt is research scholar at Graphic Era Deemed to be University since 2018. She has done her master in Chemistry from University of Delhi in 2015. Her research areas are nanomaterials, synthesis of different material and nanostructured coating, super-hydrophobic antireflective coating.

Abhilasha Mishra, Department of Chemistry, Graphic Era Deemed to be University, Dehradun, India

Abhilasha Mishra presently working as Associate Professor in Chemistry Department of Graphic Era Deemed University, Dehradun. She has compleated her MSc. From Chemistry department RDVV University in 2002 and done her Ph.D. from RDVV university in 2007. She is having 14 years of Teaching and research experience. Her research areas includes nanomaterials, nanostructured smart coatings, biomaterials, water remediation using nanomaterials and solar cell efficiencies.

Rekha Goswami, 2Department of Environmental Science, Graphic Era Deemed to be University, Dehradun, India ,3 Department of Environmental Science, Graphic Hill University, Dehradun, India

Rekha Goswami is research scholar at Graphic Era Deemed to be University since 2019. She has done her master in Environmental Science from HNB Garhwal University in 2014. Her research areas are nanomaterials, nanocellulose membrane and waste water treatment.

Brijesh Prasad, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graphic Era Deemed to be University, Dehradun, India

Brijesh Prasad is associated with the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Graphic Era Deemed to be University, Dehradun Uttarakhand, India as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Brijesh Prasad, presently working as a postdoc fellow with Institute of Advanced Materials, IAAM (Sweden). His research area covers the development of smart nanocomposite materials for energy harvesting and sensing applications for soft electronic devices.

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2021-12-08
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