Hydrolysis of zirconium alkoxide under an uncontrolled atmosphere

Kwang-Lung Lin, Huey Chang Wang

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The laboratory prepared zirconium n-butoxide was hydrolysed under an uncontrolled atmosphere by exposing it to air moisture (natural hydrolysis) or adding water solutions at various pH (accelerated hydrolysis) to the alkoxide solutions. Investigations were performed on the effects of the different processes and the pH of the water solutions on the products morphology, crystallinity and phase transformation. XRD, SEM, TEM and SAD were used for these investigations. A strong correlation between crystallite size, calculated with Scherrer formula, and phase transformation was observed in the present work.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3666-3670
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Materials Science
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1988 Oct 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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