Table of Contents
ISRN Nanotechnology
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 815071, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/815071
Research Article

Sol-Gel Synthesis and Structural Characterization of Nano-Thiamine Hydrochloride Structure

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Qazvin Branch, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin, Iran

Received 30 June 2013; Accepted 25 July 2013

Academic Editors: G. Alfieri and B. Coasne

Copyright © 2013 Salameh Azimi. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The study presents the synthesis of nano-thiamine hydrochloride structure (NTH) using sol-gel method by hydrolysis of tetraethyl orthosilicate with ethanol and water mixture as silica source and nitric acid as catalyst support in which thiamine hydrochloride nanocrystals were dispersed in the silica glassy matrix. The synthesized nanocomposite was characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), and differential thermal analysis (DTA). The morphological observation of the SEM results reveals that the nano-thiamine hydrochloride composites are in the range of 5–15 nm in size.