Synthesis of ÃÂ±-Al2O3 Nanopowders at Low Temperature from Aluminum Formate by Combustion ProcessRoque-Ruiz JH and Reyes-López SY*
Department of Biological Sciences, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Autonomous University of Ciudad Juárez, Surrounding Ring of PRONAF and Stockholm s/n, Mexico
- *Corresponding Author:
- Reyes-López SY
Department of Biological Sciences
Institute of Biomedical Sciences
Autonomous University of Ciudad Juárez
Surrounding Ring of PRONAF and
Stockholm s/n, Mexico
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: November 09, 2016; Accepted Date: November 24, 2016; Published Date: December 05, 2016
Citation: Roque-Ruiz JH, Reyes-López SY (2016) Synthesis of α-Al2O3 Nanopowders at Low Temperature from Aluminum Formate by Combustion Process. J Material Sci Eng 6:305. doi: 10.4172/2169-0022.1000305
Copyright: © 2016 Roque-Ruiz JH, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Chemical synthesis results in the most convenient route to produce ceramics nanoparticles. The methodology used consists in the formation of a sol from organometallic precursors. Two different fuels, ovalbumin and urea, along with aluminum formate were used to prepare nano alpha-alumina powder. Different fuel to oxidizer ratios and different percentage combination of two fuels were used to prepare six samples. In all samples, nanoscale particle size was obtained. The addition of urea and ovalbumin promotes amorphous character below 800°C. With the fuel approach, crystallinity can be enhanced easily, by calcination of powder product at low temperature around 1050°C. The methodology has capability to produce nanophase alumina powder with wide range of particles size 40-80 nm. Therefore the use of this precursor simplifies the process and provides another alternative process for economical synthesis of crystalline alumina.