Preparation of water soluble silicon compound and its application for synthesis of (Y, Ce, Gd)2SiO5 blue emission phosphor

Yoshihito Suzuki, Masato Kakihana

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    A novel water-soluble silicon compound was synthesized by the reaction between tetraethoxysilane (TEOS) and propylene glycol. This compound is stable in aqueous solutions and miscible with water in any ratio. The potential of this new silicon reagent for synthesis of multicomponent silicate by solution based techniques was evaluated by preparation of the (Y, Ce, Gd)2SiO 5 blue emission phosphor using a polymerizable complex method. Phase compositions and fluorescence properties of the prepared material was compared against reference samples prepared by either conventional solid state reaction or by a polymerizable complex method employing the other silicon reagents. It was revealed the application of new water-soluble silicon compound as a reagent for synthesis resulted in the formation of a single phase (Y, Ce, Gd) 2SiO5 material at reduced temperatures and its fluorescence intensity considerably outperformed those of the phosphors prepared by the other methods in this work.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)330-334
    Number of pages5
    JournalJournal of the Ceramic Society of Japan
    Issue number1363
    Publication statusPublished - 2009 Mar


    • Aqueous precursors
    • Blue emission phosphor
    • Solution synthesis
    • Water soluble silicon compound

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Ceramics and Composites
    • Chemistry(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Materials Chemistry


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