New Publication – Cr3+ role in CuCrO2 Synthesis

In our latest work by Amanda Chown published in Inorganic Chemistry, we show that Cr3+ acts as a reductant in the hydrothermal synthesis of CuCrO2 from Cu2+ precursors. This synthesis is widely used in the literature to generate CuCrO2 nanocrystals, however, the exact role of Cr3+ as a reductant had never been identified. The information leads to a new stoichiometric ratio of 4:3 Cr:Cu needed to produce pure CuCrO2. Deviations from this can result in side product impurities.

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