Role of CA-EDTA on the Synthesizing Process of Cerate-Zirconate Ceramics Electrolyte

Nur Athirah Abdullah, Sharizal Hasan, Nafisah Osman
2013 Journal of Chemistry  
The role of a combination between citric acid (CA) and ethylenediaminetetra acetic acid (EDTA) as chelating agents in preparation of BaCe0.54Zr0.36Y0.1O2.95powder by a modified sol-gel method is reported. The precursor solutions were prepared from metal nitrate salts (M+), chelating agents (C), and ethylene glycol (EG) at molar ratio of M+ : C : EG = 3 : 2 : 3. Chemical and phase transformation of samples during thermal decomposition were analyzed by thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and Fourier
more » ... transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. TGA results show that the sample prepared by a combination of CA-EDTA exhibited the lowest thermal decomposition temperature,Ttdsince there was no significant weight loss after 750°C. After calcined at 1100°C, the carbonates residue remained in the samples as proven by FTIR results. It was found that the used combination of CA-EDTA acts as a better combustion reagent to increase the reaction rate and influence the thermal decomposition behaviour compared to a single citric acid and EDTA, respectively. Apparently, calcination temperatures above 1100°C are needed to produce a pure perovskitic BaCe0.54Zr0.36Y0.1O2.95.
doi:10.1155/2013/908340 fatcat:agxvkf4i4jdunid7q5qytkt6we