Unprecedented solid-transchelation reaction has been established for the synthesis of zinc pyrithione nanoparticles to control particle size within sub-micron range through direct reaction between insoluble layered zinc basic salts and aqueous sodium pyrithione solution at room temperature under ambient atmosphere. The change in crystalline phases upon reaction time clearly reveals that insoluble zinc precursors transform into zinc pyrithione nanoparticles within very short reaction time. Distinguished from usual precipitation reactions, the resulting zinc pyrithione nanoparticles exhibit a narrow size distribution. This unprecedented reaction would leads to a new route for efficient preparation of zinc pyrithione nanoparticles. And it is expected that nanosized zinc pyrithione leads to a great expansion of its application fields.
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This work was supported by the SRC program of the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (KOSEF) through the Center for Intelligent Nano-Bio Materials at Ewha Womans University (grant: R11-2005-008-01001-0). The authors are grateful for the financial support to participate in the international conference by the Science and Technology Amicable Research (STAR) Program of the Ministry of Science and Technology. Authors thank the Ministry of Education for the Brain Korea 21 fellowship.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics