Preparation of Zirconia Nanoparticles in Ionic Liquid –Water and Characterization
Zirconia nanoparticles were prepared in ionic liquid BMIMBF4-water using zirconium salt (ZrOCl2•8H2O), urea as raw material by hydrothermal synthesis method. The structure and morphology of zirconia were characterized by XRD and TEM. The experimental results showed zirconia nanoparticles could be prepared at 170°C for 24 hours in a hydrothermal kettle. Its size was about 10-30nm and the particles dispersed uniformly, and had no agglomeration phenomenon.
X. D. Ma et al., "Preparation of Zirconia Nanoparticles in Ionic Liquid –Water and Characterization", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 52-54, pp. 630-632, 2011