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Thermal decomposition of hydroxycarbonate Cu-Fe-Cr spinel precursors

Natalia Vladimirovna Shtertser / Ludmila Mihailovna Plyasova / Eugene Vladimirovich Dokuchits / Tatyana Petrovna Minyukova / Tamara Mihailovna Yurieva
Published Online: 2017-12-29 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/cse-2017-0011


Decomposition of mixed Cu-Fe-Cr hydroxycarbonates was investigated by thermal analysis and in situ XRD and FTIR. TGA and DTA showed that increased preheating temperature removes modifying anions and decreases the spinel crystallization temperature. A disordered oxide phase containing carbonate is initially formed. The carbonate contents and crystallization temperature decreases depend on the Fe3+/Cr3+ ratio. The residual anion content may affect interlayer and interblock distances in this amorphous phase, changing the spinel crystallization temperature. Understanding the modifying anion effects on the spinel crystallization makes it possible to select the thermal treatment.

Keywords : Cu-Fe-Cr hydroxycarbonate; modifying anions; CuFeCr spinel; crystallization temperature


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About the article

Received: 2017-11-17

Accepted: 2017-12-06

Published Online: 2017-12-29

Published in Print: 2017-12-20

Citation Information: Catalysis for Sustainable Energy, Volume 4, Issue 1, Pages 67–72, ISSN (Online) 2084-6819, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/cse-2017-0011.

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