We have recently shown that the hydrated ionic liquid tetrabutylammonium hydroxide (TBAH) is an efficient ionic liquid precursor (ILP) for the fabrication of ZnO/carbohydrate materials (D. Mumalo-Djokic, W. B. Stern, A. Taubert, Cryst. Growth Des.2008, 8, 330). The current paper shows that ZnO is just one example out of the large group of technologically important metal (hydr)oxides that can be made using TBAH. Simply by using different metal acetates as precursors in TBAH, it is possible to make a wide variety of metal (hydr)oxides with well-defined size, morphology, and chemical composition. It is also possible to dope metal oxide particles or to synthesize mixed metal oxide particles, and therefore to control properties like magnetism.