To prepare of fine particle size magnesium ferrite pigments by sol‐gel method.
Different magnesium ferrite pigments with stoichiometric ratios were prepared by sol‐gel and dispersion methods. The characterisation of magnesium ferrite pigments were based on X‐ray diffraction, transmission electron microscope, particle size distribution, thermal and magnetometric analyses.
The type of polymer and the starting inorganic materials (oxides or salts) have a significant effect on the properties of the magnesium ferrite pigments prepared.
The magnesium ferrite pigments, prepared and used in the work reported here were synthesised from magnesium and iron oxides, oxalates and chlorides. Urea formaldehyde resin and acrylic polymer were used as the dispersing media. Various other materials, e.g. carboxymethyl cellulose, ethoxy methyl cellulose, polyvinylalcohol and 2‐hydroxyethyl methacrylate and polyacrylamide can also be used to achieve similar effect.
The sol‐gel method provided a fine particle size and different particle shapes. Therefore, the method of preparation could be used to produce fibres, films and monoliths.
The magnesium ferrite pigments prepared could be use in numerous paints for steel protection.
Abdel‐Mohsen, F. and Emira, H. (2005), "The effect of starting materials and preparation process on the properties of magnesium ferrite pigment", Pigment & Resin Technology, Vol. 34 No. 6, pp. 312-320. https://doi.org/10.1108/03699420510630327Download as .RIS
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