A Simple New Method to Synthesize Nanocrystalline Ruthenium Dioxide in the Presence of Octanoic Acid As Organic Surfactant

Document Type : Research Paper


Department of Chemistry, University of Sistan & Baluchestan, Zahedan, I.R. Iran


Ruthenium dioxide nanoparticles (RuO2 ) with an average particle size of 50 nm are readily synthesized from RuCl3.xH2O via the precipitation process in the presence of in-situ sodium octanoate as anionic surfactant. The phase composition, morphology, lattice parameters and size of nanoparticles in these products are characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM).