Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 44, Issue 10, pp 2541–2547 | Cite as

Preparation and mesostructure control of highly ordered zirconia particles having crystalline walls

  • Hirobumi ShibataEmail author
  • Tomoaki Morita
  • Taku Ogura
  • Keishi Nishio
  • Hideki Sakai
  • Masahiko Abe
  • Mutsuyoshi Matsumoto


Mesostructured zirconia particles having monoclinic-type crystalline walls were prepared using a low-temperature crystallization technique. Crystalline zirconia particles with highly-ordered mesostructures were obtained through the sol–gel process of zirconium sulfate tetrahydrate at 333 K in the presence of molecular self-assemblies of cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) or mixtures of CTAB and anionic molecules such as sodium dodecyl sulfate and sodium p-toluenesulfonate. Variations in the molar ratios of CTAB and the chemical species of anionic molecules led to the variations in the periods of highly-ordered zirconia having crystalline walls. Calcination of the mesostructured zirconia particles prepared using templates consisting solely of CTAB yielded crystalline mesoporous zirconia particles.


Zirconia CTAB Cationic Surfactant Mesoporous Material Zirconium Sulfate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hirobumi Shibata
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tomoaki Morita
    • 1
  • Taku Ogura
    • 2
  • Keishi Nishio
    • 1
  • Hideki Sakai
    • 2
    • 3
  • Masahiko Abe
    • 2
    • 3
  • Mutsuyoshi Matsumoto
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Industrial Science and TechnologyTokyo University of ScienceChibaJapan
  2. 2.Faculty of Science and TechnologyTokyo University of ScienceChibaJapan
  3. 3.Institute of Colloid and Interface ScienceTokyo University of ScienceTokyoJapan

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