Microwave-Assisted Routes for the Synthesis of Complex Functional Oxides



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Prado Gonjal, Jesús de la Paz and Schmidt, Rainer and Morán, Emilio (2015) Microwave-Assisted Routes for the Synthesis of Complex Functional Oxides. Inorganics, 3 (2). pp. 101-117. ISSN 2304-6740

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.3390/inorganics3020101


The synthesis of complex functional inorganic materials, such as oxides, can be successfully performed by using microwave irradiation as the source of heat. To achieve this, different routes and set-ups can be used: microwave-assisted synthesis may proceed in the solid state or in solution, aqueous or not, and the set ups may be as simple and accessible as domestic oven or quite sophisticated laboratory equipment. An obvious advantage of this innovative methodology is the considerable reduction in time—minutes rather than hours or days—and, as a consequence, energy saving. No less important is the fact that the particle growth is inhibited and the broad variety of different microwave or microwave-assisted synthesis techniques opens up opportunities for the preparation of inorganic nanoparticles and nanostructures. In this work, various microwave synthesis techniques have been employed: solid-state microwaves, single-mode microwaves using a TE10p cavity and microwave-assisted hydrothermal synthesis. Relevant examples are presented and discussed.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:microwave synthesis; inorganic materials; oxides; nanoparticles
Subjects:Sciences > Chemistry > Chemistry, Inorganic
ID Code:66290
Deposited On:22 Jun 2021 15:12
Last Modified:23 Jun 2021 06:57

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