Current Research in Nanotechnology

Synthesis of Baso4 Nanoparticles by Precipitation Method Using Polycarboxylate as a Modifier

Mohamed E.S.I. Saraya and Inas M. Bakr

DOI : 10.3844/ajnsp.2011.106.111

Current Research in Nanotechnology

Volume 2, Issue 1

Pages 106-111


Problem statement: Barium Sulfate (BaSO4) is suitable for many applications because of its whiteness, inertness and high specific gravity. Approach: Nanoparticles of barium sulphate (BaSO4) have been synthesized from barium nitrate by precipitation method in the presence of water soluble organic polycarboxylic polymer as a modifying agent. Transmission electron microscopy, Scanning electron microscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and X-ray powder diffractometry were used to characterize the products as well as laser grainmeter. Results: The results indicate that spherical BaSO4 nanoparticles are obtained with poor crystalline and diameters ranging from 30-35 nm. Conclusion: The organic polycarboxylate shows as good modifier agent. So, this method can be employed to synthesize higher yield of BaSO4 nanoparticles.


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