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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2013, Article ID 313456, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/313456
Research Article

Sonochemical Syntheses of a One-Dimensional Mg(II) Metal-Organic Framework: A New Precursor for Preparation of MgO One-Dimensional Nanostructure

1Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, P.O. Box 14117-13116, Tehran, Iran
2School of Mechanical Engineering, Yeungnam University, Gyeongsan 712-749, Republic of Korea

Received 21 April 2013; Accepted 12 August 2013

Academic Editor: Yanqiu Zhu

Copyright © 2013 Arineh Tahmasian et al. 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

Nanostructure of a metal-organic framework (MOF), {[Mg(HIDC)(H2O)2]·1.5H2O}n (1) (H3IDC = 4,5-imidazoledicarboxylic acid), was synthesized by a sonochemical method and characterized by scanning electron microscopy, X-ray powder diffraction, IR spectroscopy, and elemental analyses. The effect of concentration of starting reagents on size and morphology of nanostructured compound 1 has been studied. Calcination of the bulk powder and nanosized compound 1 at 650°C under air atmosphere yields MgO nanostructures. Results show that the size and morphology of the MgO nanoparticles are dependent upon the particles size of compound 1.