The thermal decomposition of manganese tris(malonato)ferrate(III) hexahydrate, Mn3[Fe(CH2C2O4)3]2 . 6H2O has been investigated from ambient temperature to 600 °C in static air atmosphere using various physico-chemical techniques,
i.e., simultaneous TG-DTG-DSC, XRD, Mössbauer and IR spectroscopic techniques. Nano-particles of manganese ferrite, MnFe2O4, have been obtained as a result of solid-state reaction between a-Fe2O3 and MnO (intermediate species formed during thermolysis) at a temperature much lower than that for ceramic method. SEM analysis
of final thermolysis product reveals the formation of monodisperse manganese ferrite nanoparticles with an average particle
size of 35 nm. Magnetic studies show that these particles have a saturation magnetization of 1861G and Curie temperature of
300 °C. Lower magnitude of these parameters as compared to the bulk values is attributed to their smaller particle size.
Authors:B. Randhawa, H. Dosanjh, and Nitendar Kumar
The thermal decomposition of lithium hexa(carboxylato)ferrate(III) precursors, (Li3[Fe(L)6]·xH2O, L = formate, acetate, propionate, butyrate), has been carried out in flowing air atmosphere from ambient temperature upto
500 °C. Various physico-chemical techniques, i.e., TG, DTG, DTA, XRD, SEM, IR, Mössbauer spectroscopy, etc., have been employed
to characterize the intermediates and end products. After dehydration, the anhydrous complexes undergo decomposition to yield
various intermediates, i.e., lithium oxalate/acetate/propionate/butyrate, ferrous oxalate/acetate and α-Fe2O3 in the temperature range of 185–240 °C. A subsequent decomposition of these intermediates leads to the formation of nanosized
lithium ferrite (LiFeO2). Ferrites have been obtained at much lower temperature (255–310 °C) as compared to conventional ceramic method. The same
nano-ferrite has also been prepared by the combustion method at a comparatively lower temperature (400 °C) and in less time
than that of conventional ceramic method.
The thermolysis of potassium hexa(carboxylato)ferrate(III) precursors, K3[Fe(L)6]·xH2O (L=formate, acetate, propionate, butyrate), has been carried out in flowing air atmosphere from ambient temperature to 900°C.
Various physico-chemical techniques i.e. TG, DTG, DTA, XRD, IR, Mössbauer spectroscopy etc. have been employed to characterize
the intermediates and end products. After dehydration, the anhydrous complexes undergo exothermic decomposition to yield various
intermediates i.e. potassium carbonate/acetate/propionate/butyrate and α-Fe2O3. A subsequent decomposition of these intermediates leads to the formation of potassium ferrite (KFeO2) above 700°C. The same ferrite has also been prepared by the combustion method at a comparatively lower temperature (600°C)
and in less time than that of conventional ceramic method.
Authors:B. Randhawa, Anand Pal Singh, R. Sharma, and P. Bassi
The solid state reactions between ferrous oxalate dihydrate i.e. FeC2O4.2H2O and unsubstituted/ substituted aniline hydrochlorides have been studied. The products [FeCl/oxH/. AN-Cl] have been characterized by elemental analysis, infrared and Mössbauer spectroscopic techniques. The kinetic studies for the reactions have been performed at various temperatures for fixed particle sizes at constant compaction. The following order of reactivity has been observed: unsubstituted > p-substituted > m-substituted o-substituted.
Authors:P. S. Bassi, B. S. Randhawa, and H. S. Jamwal
The thermal decomposition of iron(III) citrate pentahydrate, Fe(C6H5O7) · 5 H2O, has been investigated at different temperatures in air using Mössbauer spectroscopy, nonisothermal techniques (DTA-TG) and X-ray diffraction. The reduction of iron(III) to iron(II) takes place at 553 K. At higher temperature the formation of α-Fe2O3 and γ-Fe2O3 as the ultimate thermal decomposition products has been confirmed.
Authors:H. Randhawa, B. Sekhon, H. Sahai, and R. Lakhani
The mechanism of thermal decomposition of the metal complexes of sulphamethoxazole (SMZ) viz: [Ag(SMZ)H2O], [Cd(SMZ)2(H2O)2], [VO(SMZ)2(H2O)2], [UO2(SMZ)2]H 2O, [Hg(SMZ)2(H2O)2] and [Co(SMZ)2(H2O)2]H2O has been accomplished on the basis of TG, DTG and DTA studies. The mechanism of thermal decomposition of these complexes conforms to the stoichiometry of the complexes based on elemental analysis.
Authors:B. Randhawa, K. Sweety, Manpreet Kaur, and J. Greneche
Thermal analysis of some transition metal ferrimaleate precursors, M3[Fe(mal)3]2·xH2O (M=Mn, Co, Ni, Cu) has been studied in static air atmosphere from ambient to 600°C. Various physico-chemical techniques, i.e. TG, DTG, DTA, XRD, IR, Mössbauer spectrometry, have been employed to characterize both the intermediates and final products. After dehydration the anhydrous precursors undergo decomposition to yield an iron(II) intermediate, M[FeII(mal)2] (M=Mn, Co, Ni, Cu) in the temperature range 160-275°C. A subsequent oxidative decomposition of iron(II) species leads to the formation of -Fe2O3 and MO in the successive stages. Finally a solid-state reaction occurs between the oxides above 400°C resulting in the formation of transition metal ferrites, MFe2O4. The ferrites have been obtained at much lower temperature and in less time than in the conventional ceramic method.