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Investigation of the reactivity of AlCl3 and CoCl2 toward molten alkali-metal nitrates in order to synthesize CoAl2O4

Ouahdi, N and Guillemet, S and Demai, J. J. and Durand, B and Rakho, L. Er. and Moussa, R and Samdi, A (2005) Investigation of the reactivity of AlCl3 and CoCl2 toward molten alkali-metal nitrates in order to synthesize CoAl2O4. Materials Letters, 59 (2-3). 334 - 340.

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Abstract

Cobalt aluminate CoAl2O4 powder, constituted of nano-sized crystallites, is prepared, involving the reactivity of AlCl3 and CoCl2 with molten alkali-metal nitrates. The reaction at 450 °C for 2 h leads to a mixture of spinel oxide Co3O4 and amorphous γ-Al2O3. It is transformed into the spinel oxide CoAl2O4 by heating at 1000 °C. The powders are mainly characterized by XRD, FTIR, ICP, electron microscopy and diffraction, X-EDS and diffuse reflection. Their properties are compared to those of powders obtained by solid state reactions of a mechanical mixture of chlorides or oxides submitted to the same thermal treatment.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Cobalt aluminate; Spinel structure; Reactions in molten salts; Nanomaterials; X-ray techniques; Electron microscopy
Subjects:Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools
Material Science > Nanochemistry
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
ID Code:6864
Deposited By:SPI
Deposited On:25 Sep 2009 16:39
Last Modified:25 Sep 2009 16:39

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