Solvothermal/hydrothermal synthesis of metal oxides and metal powders with and without microwaves

Sridhar Komarneni, Young Dong Noh, Joo Young Kim, Seok Han Kim, Hiroaki Katsuki

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Anatase and Ca, Sr and Ca0.5Sr0.5 hydroxyapatites were synthesized by conventional-hydrothermal (C-H) as well asmicrowave- hydrothermal (M-H)methods.Microwave-assisted reactions led to accelerated syntheses of anatase but no such acceleration of reactions could be detected with the syntheses of hydroxyapatites because the crystallization of the latter materials occurred at very low temperature. Cu and Au metal powders were produced by using glucose, fructose or sucrose as reducing agents under C-H conditions at 160 °C, where fructose and sucrose were found to be stronger reducing agents than glucose. The crystallinity of all the powders was characterized by powder X-ray diffraction, and morphology and particle sizes were determined by scanning or transmission electron microscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1033-1037
Number of pages5
JournalZeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section B Journal of Chemical Sciences
Issue number8
StatePublished - 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry


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