Synthesis and characterization of glycolate precursors to MTiO 3 (M = Ni 2+ , Co 2+ , Zn 2+ )

Kaori Takase, Hitoshi Nishizawa, Ayumu Onda, Kazumichi Yanagisawa, Shu Yin

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Novel glycolate precursors to metal titanates MTiO 3 (M = Ni 2+ , Co 2+ , Zn 2+ ) were synthesized by heating metal acetate and titanium isopropoxide in ethylene glycol up to 190 °C during distilling the water to avoid hydrolysis of precursors. These glycolate precursors were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transformation infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), thermal analysis (TG-DTA), and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The obtained three isostructural glycolate precursors were containing metal (Ni, Co, Zn), titanium, and ethylene glycol with a ratio of 1:1:4. The crystal growth processes of three precursors were different from each other. These precursors revealed homogeneous and well-defined rod-like structure with 0.5–3.0 μm in thickness and 4–20 μm in length. The obtained metal titanates were consisted of microrods with 0.4–1.5 μm in thickness and 2–15 μm in length.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)482-488
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Asian Ceramic Societies
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Dec


  • Crystalline glycolate precursors
  • Ethylene glycol
  • Metal titanates
  • Solvothermal reaction


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