Synthesis and Characterization of the Layered Zirconium Arsenate Zr2O3(HAsO4)nH2O Academic Article uri icon


  • Layered sodium zirconium arsenate of composition Zr2O3(NaAsO4)3H2O was prepared by the reaction between Zr(OC3H7)4 and sodium arsenate in alkaline media (pH > 12) under mild hydrothermal conditions (180-200C). Two hydrogen forms of the zirconium arsenate (-ZrAs) Zr2O3(HAsO4)3H2O and Zr2O3(HAsO4)H2O, were prepared by acid treatment of the sodium form. The intercalation of n-alkylamines into the -ZrAs from the gas phase was studied. The synthesized materials were characterized by elemental analysis, thermogravimetric analysis, infrared spectroscopy and powder X-ray diffraction. The data indicate that the zirconium arsenate is isostructural to -Zr2O3(HPO4)nH2O (n = 0.5, 1.5). The new compounds exhibit high hydrolytic stability in alkaline media. The ion exchange behavior of the -Zr2O3(HAsO4)3H2O towards alkali, alkaline-earth, and some di- and tri-valent metal cations in different solutions was studied over a wide pH range (2-14) by the batch technique. 1998 Elsevier Science Ltd.

published proceedings

  • Materials Research Bulletin

author list (cited authors)

  • Bortun, A. I., Bortun, L. N., Clearfield, A., Trobajo, C., & Garca, J. R.

citation count

  • 9

complete list of authors

  • Bortun, AI||Bortun, LN||Clearfield, A||Trobajo, C||Garcı́a, JR

publication date

  • April 1998