The color tone of pigments is affected by various factors such as crystal structure and particle size. These characteristics should be determined by synthesis condition. In this study, the influence of cobalt source on the color tone of cobalt blue pigment was investigated. Cobalt blue (CoAl2O4) was synthesized by solid-state reaction method. Co3O4 and Co(OH)2 with two different particle sizes were used as the cobalt source, and γ-Al2O3 was used as the aluminum source. The products were characterized by spectrophotometry, XRD, SEM, and TG/DTA. It was revealed that the chroma of the synthesized cobalt blue depends on the cobalt source. The cobalt blue synthesized using smaller size Co(OH)2 showed most vivid color. It was suggested that the number of the contact points between the starting materials increased with decreasing the particle size, leading to the progress of the reaction.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of the Society of Powder Technology, Japan|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2019|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Process Chemistry and Technology
- Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
- Filtration and Separation