Mandal, Biswajit and Halder, Avik and Sinha, Prasanta Kumar and Sen, Ranjan and Mandal, Ashis Kumar (2016) Investigation of iron redox ratio in zinc borate glass prepared in microwave heating and comparison with conventional glass. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 450. pp. 12-17. ISSN 0022-3093

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Glass comprising B2O3-Al2O3-Na2O-ZnO with doping iron metal powder has been melted at 1200 degrees C undermicrowave heating. The identical batch was melted in resistive heating. UV-Vis-NIR spectroscopy has been employed to determine the ferrous ion intensity in glass within 1000-1200 nm wavelength and recorded spectra for both the glasses indicate higher retention of ferrous oxidation state in borate glass melted in microwave heating. Iron redox ratio (Fe2+/total Fe) in the glass is investigated by spectiophotometric method developing ferrozine colour complex with Fe2+ in glass. Ferrozine is chosen as a specific reagent, which forms a deep violet colour complex with Fe2+, which has a broad absorbance peak centered at similar to 562 nm. The spectrophotometric method using ferrozine reveals iron redox ratio 0.34 and 0.29 in the glass obtained from microwave and conventional heating respectively. Another spectrophotometric method using 1, 10 ortho-phenanthroline also demonstrates higher ferrous ion in glass obtained in microwave heating. Thus, microwave heating favours more stabilization of iron in ferrous oxidation state in zinc borate glass, which is unlike in conventional heating. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Microstructure and Characterization
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2017 06:29
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2017 06:29

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