Synthesis and Characterization of Nanostructure BPO4

  • Shuang Chen
  • Ming Ye
  • Hao-Hong Chen
  • Xin-Xin Yang
  • Jing-Tai Zhao


Boron phosphate (BPO4) is a well known catalyst for a range of organic chemical reactions. In this paper, we report the preparations and characterizations of nano-sized BPO4 and nano-BPO4-based core-shell spheres. The samples were synthesized hydrothermally using H3BO3, H3PO4 and short chain n-alkylamines (n = 3, 4) as starting materials. The resulting products were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), scan electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM), respectively. A possible mechanism for the formation of the materials is also discussed.


Nano-sized BPO4 Core-shell BPO4 n-Alkylamine Hydrothermal synthesis 



This work was supported by the Major Basic Research Programs of Shanghai (No. 07DJ14001) and State ‘973’ project (2007CB936704), the Hundred Talents Program from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and fund for Young Leading Researchers from Shanghai municipal government.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shuang Chen
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ming Ye
    • 3
    • 2
  • Hao-Hong Chen
    • 1
  • Xin-Xin Yang
    • 1
  • Jing-Tai Zhao
    • 1
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of High Performance Ceramics and Superfine Microstructure, Shanghai Institute of CeramicsChinese Academy of SciencesShanghaiPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Graduate School of Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.Single Molecule Detecting and Manipulating Lab, Shanghai Institute of Applied PhysicsChinese Academy of SciencesShanghaiPeople’s Republic of China

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