Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 25, Issue 2, pp 1132–1136 | Cite as

Synthesis and characteristics of zirconia fine powders from organic zirconium complexes

  • Boro Duričić
  • Drago Kolar
  • Miloš Komac


An organic zirconium complex was synthesized from concentrated ZrOCl2 solution and an organic complex which was a mixture of β-glycosyl urea (Schiff’s base) and urea. Homogeneous hydrolysis and controlled polymerization of zirconium-tetramers was accomplished by heating the solution to boiling. Fine ZrO2 and yttrium- or magnesium-stabilized ZrO2 powders were prepared by dehydration and pyrolisis in air. The powders obtained are composed of 0.1 µm particles and were sintered to an above 98% density ceramic with 0.25–0.30 µm grain size.


Conium Complex Attrition Milling Interparticle Bond Hard Agglomerate Excess Urea 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Boro Duričić
    • 1
  • Drago Kolar
    • 2
  • Miloš Komac
    • 2
  1. 1.EnergoinvestCentre for Research and Development MaterialsSarajevoYugoslavia
  2. 2.J. Stefan InstituteUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaYugoslavia

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