Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 42, Issue 16, pp 6977–6981 | Cite as

Shape-selective synthesis of CeO2 via an EDTA-assisted route

  • Guozhu Chen
  • Sixiu SunEmail author
  • Xinyu Song
  • Zhilei Yin
  • Haiyun Yu
  • Chunhua Fan
  • Wei Zhao


Nanoparticles and sub-microrods of cubic CeO2 were selectively prepared via an ethylendiamine tetraacetate (EDTA)-assisted route. They were characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), and infrared (IR) techniques. Controlling the reaction process, we obtained CeO2 with different shapes. Sub-microrods were formed via an incomplete reaction while uniform nanoparticles were formed through a complete reaction between NaClO3 and Ce–EDTA complexes. The addition of EDTA was critical to obtain CeO2 sub-microrods and nanoparticles. Other experimental conditions, such as EDTA/Ce3+ molar ratio and the reaction time were of importance in the final product morphology. A possible formation mechanism of CeO2 was discussed.


CeO2 Transmission Electron Microscopy Image Barium Sulfate CeO2 Nanoparticles EDTA Complex 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guozhu Chen
    • 1
  • Sixiu Sun
    • 1
    Email author
  • Xinyu Song
    • 1
  • Zhilei Yin
    • 1
  • Haiyun Yu
    • 2
  • Chunhua Fan
    • 1
  • Wei Zhao
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryShandong UniversityJinan, ShandongP.R. China
  2. 2.School of Materials Science and EngineeringAnhui University of TechnologyMaanshan, AnhuiP.R. China

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