Hydrothermal and microwave synthesis of boron phosphate, BPO(4)

Baykal A., Kizilyalli M., Toprak M., Kniep R.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, vol.25, no.4, pp.425-432, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.425-432
  • Keywords: boron phosphate, BPO4, microwave synthesis, hydrothermal synthesis, CRYSTAL-STRUCTURE, BOROPHOSPHOSILICATE GLASSES
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


BPO(4) was previously synthesized by the solid state reactions of (NH(4))(2)HPO(4) and B(2)O(3) at 1000 degreesC and was characterized by X-ray powder diffraction and IR methods. We have now succeeded in preparing BPO(4) from H(3)BO(3) and P(2)O(5) using hydrothermal synthesis by heating at 160 degreesC for 2 days and obtained a single phase product. We observed that a microwave-assisted synthesis takes only 3 to 5 minutes to transform a solid mixture of (NH(4))(2)B(4)O(7). 4H(2)O, and solid H(3)PO(4) Or B(2)O(3) + P(2)O(5) into the crystalline title compound. Its X-ray powder diffraction data and IR spectra were in good agreement with the literature values.