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Synthesis and microstructure studies of nano-sized cerium phosphates

Adly Abdella Hanna (1) , Sahar Mohamed Mousa (2) , Gehan Mahmoud Elkomy (3) , Marwa Adel Sherief (4,*)

(1) Inorganic Chemistry Department, National Research Centre, Dokki, Cairo, 11787, Egypt
(2) Inorganic Chemistry Department, National Research Centre, Dokki, Cairo, 11787, Egypt
(3) Electron Microscopes and Thin Film Department, National Research Centre, Dokki, Cairo, 11787, Egypt
(4) Inorganic Chemistry Department, National Research Centre, Dokki, Cairo, 11787, Egypt
(*) Corresponding Author

Received: 21 Apr 2010 | Revised: 01 Jul 2010 | Accepted: 15 Jul 2010 | Published: 29 Sep 2010 | Issue Date: September 2010


Cerium phosphate, CePO4, nanoparticles with hexagonal or monoclinic phase was synthesized by the reaction between Ce(SO4)2.4H2O and two different phosphate sources, H3PO4 and Na2HPO4. The obtained gel was dried and calcined at different temperatures (200, 400, and 800 оC). The effects of the precursor materials and the calcination temperatures on the produced phases were studied. Both X-ray diffraction (XRD) and infrared spectroscopy (IR) were used to follow the changes in the phase structure for the produced samples. The thermal behaviour of the as prepared samples was studied by using differential scanning calorimetric (DSC) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). The morphology, crystallinity and particle size of the produced samples as prepared and calcinated were characterized by transmission electron microscope (TEM). The analysis of TEM results indicated that CePO4 was prepared in nano-sized particles.



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Cerium phosphate; Synthesis; X-ray diffraction; IR; DSC/TGA; TEM

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Hanna, A.; Mousa, S.; Elkomy, G.; Sherief, M. Eur. J. Chem. 2010, 1(3), 211-215. doi:10.5155/eurjchem.1.3.211-215.69
Hanna, A.; Mousa, S.; Elkomy, G.; Sherief, M. Synthesis and microstructure studies of nano-sized cerium phosphates. Eur. J. Chem. 2010, 1(3), 211-215. doi:10.5155/eurjchem.1.3.211-215.69
Hanna, A., Mousa, S., Elkomy, G., & Sherief, M. (2010). Synthesis and microstructure studies of nano-sized cerium phosphates. European Journal of Chemistry, 1(3), 211-215. doi:10.5155/eurjchem.1.3.211-215.69
Hanna, Adly, Sahar Mohamed Mousa, Gehan Mahmoud Elkomy, & Marwa Adel Sherief. "Synthesis and microstructure studies of nano-sized cerium phosphates." European Journal of Chemistry [Online], 1.3 (2010): 211-215. Web. 30 May. 2023
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