Solvothermal synthesis of BaTiO3 nanoparticles from K2Ti6O13 precursors

Yang Cao, Kongjun Zhu, Jianzhou Du, Jinsong Liu, Jinhao Qiu

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BaTiO3 nanoparticles were prepared for the first time employing a solvothermal process from the synthetic precursors of K2Ti6O13 nano-whiskers. The obtained samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, selected area electron diffraction, and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy, etc. The results indicate that well-crystallized single-phase BaTiO3 nanoparticles are synthesized using K2Ti6O13 as precursors under solvothermal conditions at as low as 0.9 M. The solvothermal method facilitates the crystallinity and formation of the BaTiO3 nanoparticles. However, the K+ ions cannot be completely replaced by Ba2+ by the hydrothermal method even at 10 M due to its unique and extremely stable "tunnel" structure. The solvothermal method provides new avenues for the ion-exchange synthesis of a variety of other perovskite-type materials such as MTiO3 (M = Pb, Sr, Ca, etc.).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4851-4859
Number of pages9
JournalResearch on Chemical Intermediates
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jul 1


  • Barium titanate
  • Ion exchange
  • KTiO precursors
  • Solvothermal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)


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