Microwave-assisted rapid synthesis of anatase TiO2 nanosized particles in an ionic liquid-water system

Ayami Suzuki, Hideki Yamaguchi, Hiroyuki Kageyama, Yuya Oaki, Hiroaki Imai

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Nanosized anatase TiO2 crystals were rapidly prepared in a mixture of an ionic liquid (1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride) and water under microwave irradiation for 5min. The crystal size in the c axis was varied in the range from ∼5 to ∼17nm with prolongation of the irradiation time. A high susceptibility of the ionic liquid to microwave and a catalytic property of the imidazolium cation are effective for the rapid synthesis of the highly crystalline nanosized particles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-82
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Ceramic Society of Japan
Issue number1434
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1


  • IL
  • Nanoparticle
  • Size control
  • Titanium dioxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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