Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 30, Issue 19, pp 4950–4959 | Cite as

Preparation of YVO4 powder from the Y2O3 + V2O5 + H2O system by a hydrolysed colloid reaction (HCR) technique

  • Sandor Erdei


Prior to the formation of YVO4 in the Y2O3 + V2O5 + H2O system, two intermediate, partially hydrophobic, complex colloidal mixtures with metastable characteristics can be produced at room temperature and atmospheric pressure. The ball-milled system, having both hydrophobic and hydrophilic species, transforms into the stable yttrium orthovanadate phase due to intensive hydrolysis. At room temperature an orange mixture (possessing dispersed Y2O3 and 4Y2O3−P(OH) p p+ ·2VO 3 , Y2O3−p(OH) p p+ ·6VO 3 ·xH2O-like heteroaggregations) formed by 20 h mixing at pH ca. 4.0 transforms slowly, another red-brown heavily flocculated colloidal mixture (with dispersed Y2O3 and Y2O3−p(OH) p p+ ·V10O 28 6− ·yH2O-like aggregation) formed by 70 h mixing at pH ca. 4.5 transforms rapidly into YVO4 in water. During additional mixing of highly diluted red-brown mixtures this transformation can be completed at room temperature. At elevated temperatures (50–95 °C) the orange mixture precipitates into a red-brown decavanadate-type precipitatium which subsequently can also rapidly hydrolyse into an orthovanadate phase in the diluted aqueous systems. Both vanadium excess meta-and decavanadate-type aggregations exhibit amorphous character by X-ray diffraction.

The semi-hydrophobic colloidal structure can modify the dissociation mechanism, which prevents the system from returning to the starting oxides, and gives a new HCR technique for YVO4 preparation with a simple hydrolysis process at low temperatures and atmospheric pressure.


Vanadium Yttrium Y2O3 V2O5 Hydrolysis Process 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sandor Erdei
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  1. 1.Intercollege Materials Research LaboratoryThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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