Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry

, Volume 78, Issue 3, pp 739–744 | Cite as

Synthesis of LaCoO3 from lanthanum trisoxalatocobaltate(III) (LTC) precursor employing microwave heating technique



Lanthanum cobaltite LaCoO3, an important catalyst and an electronic material used as cathode in solid oxide fuel cells was prepared from lanthanum trisoxalatocobaltate(III) hydrate [LaCo(C2O4)3]·9H2O (LTC) employing microwave heating technique. It was observed that LTC heated in microwave heating system gives a pure product of LaCoO3 at 400°C within one hour. Thermogravimetry, differential thermal analysis and X-ray diffraction techniques were used to optimize conditions for microwave processing of the precursor.


catalyst LaCoO3 microwave heating solid oxide fuel cells 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. S. Malghe
    • 1
  • A. V. Gurjar
    • 2
  • S. R. Dharwadkar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryThe Institute of ScienceMumbaiIndia
  2. 2.Condensed Matter Physics and Material Science Division, TIFRMumbaiIndia

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