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Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 968396, 4 pages
Research Article

Rapid Synthesis of Dittmarite by Microwave-Assisted Hydrothermal Method

1School of Materials Science and Engineering, Southwest University of Science and Technology, Sichuan, Mianyang 621010, China
2School of Materials Science and Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400030, China

Received 9 April 2012; Revised 29 June 2012; Accepted 29 June 2012

Academic Editor: Markku Leskela

Copyright © 2012 Lai zhenyu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Dittmarite was obtained using MgO and (NH4)2HPO4 as raw materials via microwave-assisted hydrothermal method for 3 min at 120°C. The resulting samples were investigated by X-ray powder diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and thermogravimetry-differential thermal analysis. The results indicate that dittmarite can be rapidly synthesized by microwave-assisted hydrothermal method. With higher temperature and longer reaction time, highly crystallized dittmarite can be obtained. Pure dittmarite can be synthesized for 3 min at 120°C, which is faster than with the use of any other reported methods.