Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology

, Volume 75, Issue 1, pp 198–205 | Cite as

Study on the preparation of the CdS x Se1−x @ZrSiO4 red ceramic pigments and its properties

  • H. F. Liu
  • W. B. Dai
  • H. Wang
  • L. K. Zeng
  • Y. M. Wang
Original Paper


The color of the CdS x Se1−x @ZrSiO4 red ceramic pigment is associated with the condensed CdS x Se1−x particles, which is incorporated into zirconium silicate microcrystals as a robust inclusion body. The pigments were prepared via the gel co-precipitation method. The as-prepared pigments were characterized by X-ray diffraction, CIE-L*a*b* color measurement, scanning electron microscopy, acoustic particle sizer, dynamic laser scattering particle size analysis and polarized optical microscopy, respectively. The results indicate that the pigments prepared in ethanolamine solution show a more intensive tinting capacity, superior thermal stability and the finer particle size than those prepared in prevailing pure water. The prepared red pigments can be potential applied as a promising ink material for inkjet printing.

Graphical Abstract

Diagram of acid picking pores on pigment encapsulation


CdSxSe1−x@ZrSiO4 Pigment Ethanolamine Co-precipitation 



The authors thank for the financial support from Industry, Education and Academy Cooperation Project (Grant Nos. 2012B091100379 and 2012B091000030) and Guangdong Province Major Science and Technology Projects Foundation (Grant No. 2011A080802007).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. F. Liu
    • 1
  • W. B. Dai
    • 1
  • H. Wang
    • 1
  • L. K. Zeng
    • 1
  • Y. M. Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Specially Functional Materials (Ministry of Education)South China University of Technology (SCUT)GuangzhouPeople’s Republic of China

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