What is Hydrothermal Synthesis?

Models 4744 (45 mL) and 4749 (23 mL) Vessels with PTFE liners
Models 4744 (45 mL) and 4749 (23 mL)
Vessels with PTFE liners

Hydrothermal synthesis is a technique that involves the growth of materials from aqueous solutions at elevated temperature and pressure. The term hydrothermal usually refers to any heterogeneous reaction in the presence of aqueous solvents and complexing agents under high pressure and temperature conditions to dissolve and recrystallize materials that are relatively insoluble under ordinary conditions. The hydrothermal technique is widely used for the synthesis of a variety of inorganic compounds, nanomaterials and zeolites. It is a highly interdisciplinary subject and the technique is popularly used by geologists, biologists, physicists, chemists, ceramists, hydrometallurgists, material scientists, engineers, and many others.

In addition to their normal uses for sample digestion and dissolution, Parr’s Acid Digestion Vessels haven proven to be an excellent means to perform hydrothermal synthesis. Learn more.