A soft chemistry route for the synthesis of nanostructured Pb 2Ru2O6.5 with a controlled stoichiometry

Vincenzo Esposito*, Debora Marani, Eric D. Wachsman, Enrico Traversa

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A new chemical route to synthesize nanostructured lead ruthenium pyrochlore (Pb2Ru2O6.5) powders was developed. The synthesis was performed starting from a metal nitrate aqueous solution and N, N, N′, N′ tetramethylethylendiamine (TMEDA). The amine, which is a mild basic chelating agent, was able to control the simultaneous precipitation of lead and ruthenium oxo/hydroxides. For the sake of comparison, Pb 2Ru2O6.5 powders were prepared using the more conventional polymeric precursor method. The new method was effective for the synthesis of nanostructured Pb2Ru2O6.5 powders already stable at 400°C and up to 1000°C.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)437-443
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American Ceramic Society
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry


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