Syntheses of zirconium-containing titania particles with spherical morphology and uniform size by microfluidic reactions

Kota Shiba, Makoto Ogawa

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Monodispersed spherical particles of zirconium-containing titania-octadecylamine with the size of 300400nm and CV value of around 5% were synthesized by a solgel reaction in the microreactor. Octadecylamine played a roll as a porogen as well as morphological template of spherical particles. The incorporation of zirconium was confirmed by SEM, TG-DTA, XRD and XRF. The hybrids were converted to nanoporous particles without morphological alteration which had the specific surface area of 300m2·g-1 after removing the porogen (octadecylamine) and that of 60m2· g-1 after subsequent heat treatment at 600°C, while non-porous products formed by calcination at 600°C without washing with hydrochloric acid/ethanol mixture to remove octadecylamine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)507-512
Number of pages6
JournalNippon Seramikkusu Kyokai Gakujutsu Ronbunshi/Journal of the Ceramic Society of Japan
Issue number1390
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jun



  • Hybrid
  • Microreactor
  • Monodispersed
  • Nanoporous
  • Spherical
  • Titania
  • Zirconium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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