Morphological control of metal oxide-doped zinc oxide and application to cosmetics

Takehiro Goto, Shu Yin, Tsugio Sato, Takumi Tanaka

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Zinc oxide shows excellent transparency and ultraviolet radiation shielding ability, and is used for various cosmetics.13 However, it possesses high catalytic activity and lower dispersibility. Therefore, spherical particles of zinc oxide have been synthesized by soft solution reaction using zinc nitrate, ethylene glycol, sodium hydroxide and triethanolamine as starting materials. After dissolving these compounds in water, the solution was heated at 90°C for 1 h to form almost mono-dispersed spherical zinc oxide particles. The particle size changed depending on zinc ion concentration, ethylene glycol concentration and so on. Furthermore, with doping some metal ions, the phtocatalytic activity could be decreased. The obtained monodispersed metal ion-doped spherical zinc oxides showed excellent UV shielding ability and low photocatalytic activity. Therefore, they are expected to be used as cosmetics ingredients.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1260011
JournalFunctional Materials Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jun 1


  • Morphological control
  • UV shielding
  • cosmetics ingredients
  • metal oxide-doped
  • photocatalytic activity
  • spherical particles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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