Adhikari, Uday Bhanu and Saha, M B and Parya, T K (2004) Synthesis and characterization of ZnAl2O4 precursor in relation to different basic media. JOURNAL OF THE INDIAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY , 81 (8). pp. 674-679. ISSN 0019-4522

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The role of different basic media for the preparation of Zn-Al based hydroxy compounds; leading to the formation of ZnAl2O4 spinet at low temperature was investigated. Nitrate salts of respective cations with molar ratio for ZnO : Al2O3 as 1 : 1 were used for coprecipitation. DTA, TGA, XRD, IR spectroscopy and SEM technique were utilised for characterization of the precursor hydroxy compounds as well as the final products obtained by heat treatment of the hydroxy compounds at different temperatures. It had been found that spinet formation was very much influenced by the nature of mixed hydroxide precursors obtained by using different basic media. The thermal treatment of the coprecipitated gel powders led to the formation of ZnAl2O4 at relatively low temperature (500degrees). Mixed hydroxide gel powder obtained by using NH4OH-hexamethylene tetramine (HMT) as basic medium was observed to exhibit best results so far as spinet formation at low temperature was concerned.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Crystal Chemistry, Thermodynamics, Phase Equilibria
Divisions: Ceramic Membrane
Depositing User: Subhra Lahiri
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2012 10:08
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2017 07:32

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