A rapid solvothermal synthesis of cerium oxide hollow spheres and characterization

Murukanahally Kempaiah Devaraju, Xiangwen Liu, Shu Yin, Tsugio Sato

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An easy and size controlled solvothermal synthesis of CeO 2 hollow spheres is still a challenge in the area of materials synthesis. Here, CeO 2 hollow spheres have been synthesized using PVA500# as a surfactant via solvothermal reaction followed by calcinations. The size of CeO 2 hollow spheres could be controlled from 500 to 150 nm by changing the amounts of Ce(NO 3) 3·6H 2O and PVA500#. The possible growth mechanism of CeO 2 hollow sphere was explained. The CO oxidation catalytic activity of the CeO 2 hollow spheres were superior to that of the commercial CeO 2 powder due to the high specific surface area and small crystallite size.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-47
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Solid State Chemistry
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Oct


  • Cerium oxide
  • Hollow sphere
  • Rapid process
  • Solvothermal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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