Precisely-controlled synthesis of oxide powders by polymerizable complex method towards high-performance

Masato Kakihana

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    The "polymerizable complex (PC)" method has been developed to prepare copper based high-Tc superconductors with outstandingly high purity, photocatalysts for water decomposition with high activity and phosphor materials with excellent emission intensities. The PC method is based upon formation of metal complexes and subsequent polyesterification between a hydroxy-caroboxylic acid such as citric acid and a glycol such as propylene glycol, keeping metal species homogeneous on the molecular scale inside the polyester resin precursor. The PC method is also an efficient methodology for testing promising compounds with less tailoring efforts of synthesis for each candidate; a scheme to search for potential phosphors has been demonstrated as a representative example.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)32-38
    Number of pages7
    JournalFuntai Oyobi Fummatsu Yakin/Journal of the Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan


    • Oxide powder
    • Phosphors
    • Photocatalysts
    • Polymerizable complex method
    • Sol-gel method

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
    • Metals and Alloys
    • Materials Chemistry


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