Green Synthesis and Morphology of Nano Yttria Mediated by Agaricus bisporus

K.B. Satishkumar1, T.K. Vishnuvardhan2,*, B. Rajashekhar3, K. Satish1, Shashidhar3 and B. Sreekanth4

1Department of Chemistry, Acharya Institute of Technology, Achith Nagar Post, Soladevanahalli, Bengaluru-560107, India

2Department of Chemistry, Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Peenya Campus, Bengaluru-560058, India

3Department of Chemistry, SDM College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad-580002, India

4Department of Chemical Engineering, SDM College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad-580002, India

*Corresponding author: E-mail: vishnu33vardhan@gmail.com

Abstract

Nano-yttrium oxide has been synthesized from yttrium nitrate hexahydrate by combustion of Agarics bisporus (mushroom) used as fuel. The precursor yttirium nitrate and fuel in acid medium are combusted in furnace at 400 ºC for 3 h yields yttria nanopowder. Morphology of the reaction products are characterized by SEM and TEM. Synthesized yttria nanoparticle are characterized by UV, FTIR, XRD and EDAX are discussed. The crystallite size obtained nano yttria particles are calculated by Scherers equation and compared with Williamson-Hall method.

Keywords

Agarics bisporus, Yttrium oxide, Green synthesis, Solid state combustion.

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