Spatial Separation of Copper and Cobalt Oxalate by Flow-Driven Precipitation

Eszter Tóth-Szeles, Bíborka Bohner, Ágota Tóth, Dezsö Horváth

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A precipitation reaction is investigated far from equilibrium by introducing a continuous flow of the homogeneous mixture of water-soluble metal salts into sodium oxalate solution. The spreading gravity current maintained by the density difference between the solutions creates a radially symmetric precipitate pattern that contains spatially separated copper oxalate monohydrate and cobalt oxalate tetrahydrate, identified by X-ray diffraction measurements. In the transition zone, a unique crystalline composite containing copper oxalate plates with cobalt oxalate coating also forms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5000-5005
Number of pages6
JournalCrystal Growth and Design
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 6 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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