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Copper(II) oxide

nanopowder, <50 nm particle size (TEM)

Cupric oxide
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particle size

<50 nm (TEM)

surface area

29 m2/g


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General description

Copper oxides (Cu2O, CuO) are p-type semiconductor materials with small band gap energy. High physical and chemical stability of metal oxide nanoparticles renders them extremely useful in catalytic applications.The structures of the compounds are monoclinic. Nanoscaled copper oxide compounds can be prepared by thermal plasma technology. A study reports its antimicrobial properties.


Toxicity of copper oxide nanoparticles was reported. Cu2O has been used in coating Cu nanoparticles (Cu2O NPs). Copper oxide nanoparticles has been reported to be used as an anode material for lithium ion cells and as gas sensors on account of it high surface reactivity. Hollow Cu2O NPs has been used in the preparation of nucleosides and as a catalyst in azide-alkyne cycloadditions by other groups. CuO NPs may be used as a catalyst for CSe, CTe, and CS bond formation and synthesis of 2-aminobenzothiazole. Molecular responses of mouse macrophages to CuO and Cu2O NPs were studied.


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Aquatic Acute 1 - Aquatic Chronic 1

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids



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Not applicable

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Hyunje Woo et al.
Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 17(11), 13235-13253 (2012-11-08)
Recent developments in the synthesis of CuO nanoparticles (NPs) and their application to the [3+2] cycloaddition of azides with terminal alkynes are reviewed. With respect to the importance of click chemistry, CuO hollow NPs, CuO hollow NPs on acetylene black
Analysis of cellular responses of macrophages to zinc ions and zinc oxide nanoparticles: a combined targeted and proteomic approach
Triboulet S, et al.
arXiv, 1407-1407 (2014)
Toxicity of nanoparticles of CuO, ZnO and TiO 2 to microalgae Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata
Aruoja V, et al.
The Science of the Total Environment, 1461-1468 (2009)
Ji Chan Park et al.
Chemical communications (Cambridge, England), 48(68), 8484-8486 (2012-05-05)
ZnO-CuO core-branch hybrid nanoparticles, synthesized by copper oxide growth and controlled oxidation on ZnO nanospheres, exhibited remarkable enhancement of catalytic activity and stability for ultrasound-assisted [3+2] azide-alkyne cycloaddition reactions, due to their high surface area and active facets of the
Characterisation of copper oxide nanoparticles for antimicrobial applications.
Ren G, et al.
International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 33(6), 587-590 (2009)


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