Materials Syntheses

pp 111-115

Nanoscale Magnesium Oxide

  • F. KhairallahAffiliated withDubai BioTechnology and Research Park (DuBiotech)
  • , A. GlisentiAffiliated withDipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, Università degli Studi di Padova

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Magnesium oxide (MgO) with a crystallite size of 9±1–2 nm and a surface area of 65 m2g−1 was synthesized by precipitation of magnesium oxalate in the presence of tetraethylammonium hydroxide as a peptization agent, followed by calcination under controlled conditions.