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    • Keywords


      Nanostructures; ammonium perchlorate; decomposition; catalytic activity.

    • Abstract


      Chrysalis-like morphologies of CuO have been synthesized in large-quantity via a simple chemical deposition method without the use of any complex instruments and reagents. CuO nanocrystals showed a different morphology at three different temperatures, 25, 60 and 100°C. The particle size, morphology and crystal structure of the samples were characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Raman spectra. The catalytic effect of CuO nanoparticles on the decomposition of ammonium perchlorate (AP) was investigated by STA 409 PC thermal analyzer at a heating rate of 10°C min-1 from 35 to 500°C. Compared with the thermal decomposition of pure AP, the addition of CuO nanoparticles decreased the decomposition temperature of AP by about 85°C.

    • Author Affiliations


      Jun Wang1 2 Shanshan He1 Zhanshuang Li1 Xiaoyan Jing1 Milin Zhang1 Zhaohua Jiang2

      1. College of Material Science and Chemical Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001, P.R. China
      2. College of Chemical Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, P.R. China
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  • Journal of Chemical Sciences | News

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