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  • 1 Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences Belgrade Serbia 522 11001 Belgrade Serbia 522 11001
  • | 2 University Belgrade Faculty of Physical Chemistry Belgrade Serbia 11000 Studentski trg 16 Belgrade Serbia 11000 Studentski trg 16
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This study reports experimental investigations by non-isothermal TG/DSC analysis of Zn(NO3)24H2O, Cu(NO3)24H2O and their mixtures of known compositions in the temperature range 30–1200C. Solid/liquid transitions in the sealed samples of the hexahydrate salts and their mixtures were also studied by DSC in the temperature range 0–60C. The mixture with composition 0.85Zn(NO3)26H2O+0.15Cu(NO3)26H2O showed single melting peak at 29C. This mixture was chosen for detailed studies. Melting temperature and heat of fusion of single salt hexahydrates and of the mixture were calculated from DSC endotherms. The different stages in the thermal decomposition processes have been established. The intermediate and the final solid products of the thermal decomposition were analyzed by XRD. The scheme and the decomposition temperature depended on the composition of the starting material. The final decomposition products were CuO (monoclinic), Cu2O (cubic), ZnO (hexagonal) and their mixtures with the defined crystalline structures. Possible influence of the addition of CuCl22H2O into the mixture 0.85Zn(NO3)26H2O+0.15Cu(NO3)26H2O and a gel combustion technique of the precursor preparation, on the composition and morphology of the solid decomposition products, were also studied. The gel combustion technique, using citric acid added to a mixture of 0.85Zn(NO3)26H2O+0.15Cu(NO3)26H2O, was applied in an attempt to obtain mixed Zn/Cu oxides of a particular mole ratio. The morphology of the solid decomposition products was examined by SEM.

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Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
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ISSN 1388-6150 (Print)
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