Alkaline earth metal doped tin oxide as a novel oxygen storage material

Qiang Dong, Shu Yin, Mizuki Yoshida, Xiaoyong Wu, Bin Liu, Akira Miura, Takahiro Takei, Nobuhiro Kumada, Tsugio Sato

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    Alkaline earth metal doped tin oxide (SnO2) hollow nanospheres with a diameter of 50 nm have been synthesized successfully via a facial solvothermal route in a very simple system composed of only ethanol, acetic acid, SnCl4·5H2O and A(NO3)2·xH2O (A = Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba). The synthesized undoped SnO2 and A-doped SnO2 hollow nanospheres were characterized by the oxygen storage capacity (OSC), X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy and the Brunauer-Emmet-Teller (BET) technique. The OSC values of all samples were measured using thermogravimetric-differential thermal analysis. The incorporation of alkaline earth metal ion into tin oxide greatly enhanced the thermal stability and OSC. Especially, Ba-doped SnO2 hollow nanospheres calcined at 1000°C for 20 h with a BET surface area of 61 m2 g-1 exhibited the considerably high OSC of 457 μmol-O g-1 and good thermal stability. Alkaline earth metal doped tin oxide has the potential to be a novel oxygen storage material.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)116-119
    Number of pages4
    JournalMaterials Research Bulletin
    Publication statusPublished - 2015 Sep 1


    • Alkaline earth metal
    • Hollow nanospheres
    • Oxygen storage
    • Solvothermal
    • Tin oxide

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Materials Science(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering


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