Morphological control of zinc oxide and application to cosmetics

Takehiro Goto, Shu Yin, Tsugio Sato, Takumi Tanaka

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    Spherical particles of zinc oxide of 300-2000 nm in diameter were synthesised by soft solution reactions 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 the concentration of zinc ion, ethylene glycol and sodium hydroxide. They showed the excellent feeling, light diffusing effect, UV shielding effect, visible light transparency as well as low photocatalytic activity. Therefore, they are expected to be applied to cosmetics.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)48-56
    Number of pages9
    JournalInternational Journal of Nanotechnology
    Issue number1-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2013


    • Cosmetic
    • Morphological
    • Photocatalytic activity
    • Spherical particle
    • UV shielding
    • Zinc oxide

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Bioengineering
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Materials Chemistry


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