Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 42, Issue 24, pp 10113–10117 | Cite as

Solvothermal synthesis of CoFe2O4 hollow spheres

  • Qi LiuEmail author
  • Lifang Lai
  • Xiujuan Fu
  • Fangping Zhu
  • Jianhua Sun
  • Hongren Rong
  • Mingyang He
  • Qun Chen
  • Zheng Xu


Hollow CoFe2O4 spheres consisted of CoFe2O4 nanoparticles were synthesized by a facile solvothermal treatment of an ethylene glycol solution of FeCl3 · 6H2O, CoCl2 · 6H2O, and NaAc at 200 °C in the presence of polyethylene glycol and oleic acid. The products were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, selected area electron diffraction, high-resolution transmission microscopy, scanning electron microscopy. The magnetic properties were evaluated using a vibrating sample magnetometer. The probable mechanism of the formation of Hollow CoFe2O4 spheres was discussed.


Oleic Acid Select Area Electron Diffraction Polyethylene Glycol Hollow Sphere CoFe2O4 



We thank the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 20671045), the Natural Science Foundation of Education Department of Jiangsu Province (05KJB150023), the Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province, and the Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province Key Laboratory of Fine Petro-chemical Technology of Jiangsu Polytechnic University for financial support.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Qi Liu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Lifang Lai
    • 1
  • Xiujuan Fu
    • 1
  • Fangping Zhu
    • 1
  • Jianhua Sun
    • 2
  • Hongren Rong
    • 1
  • Mingyang He
    • 1
  • Qun Chen
    • 1
  • Zheng Xu
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Chemical Engineering and Key Laboratory of Fine Petro-chemical TechnologyJiangsu Polytechnic UniversityChangzhouP.R. China
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory of Coordination Chemistry and National Laboratory of Solid State MicrostructureNanjing UniversityNanjingP.R. China

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