Authors:D. Gouveia, R. Rosenhaim, M. de Maurera, S. Lima, C. Paskocimas, E. Longo, A. Souza, and I. Santos
With the aim of obtaining materials with applications in pigments, CoxZn7-xSb2O12 spinels were synthesized using the Pechini method. This method consists in the formation of a polymeric net, where the metallic
cations are homogeneously distributed. In this work, two types of alcohol (ethyl glycol and ethylene glycol) were used for
the synthesis of a zinc antimoniate spinel, CoxZn7-xSb2O12 (x=0-7). The materials were characterized by termogravimetry (TG) and differential thermal analysis (DTA). TG results indicated
a decrease in total mass loss when cobalt was added to the solution substituting zinc, for samples prepared using the two
different alcohols. Decomposition temperatures, obtained by TG and DTA, presented a decreasing behavior as cobalt was added
to the material. In relation to the alcohols, all results indicated a better polymerization of the resin when ethylene glycol
was used, being the most indicated one for cation immobilization. X-ray diffraction did not show differences between the two
alcohols - both presented the spinel phase (Co, Zn)2.33Sb0.67O4. Samples with higher quantity of cobalt also presented ilmenite phase (Co, Zn)Sb2O6.
Authors:Mary Alves, Soraia Souza, Márcia Silva, Elaine Paris, S. Lima, R. Gomes, E. Longo, A. de Souza, and Iêda Garcia dos Santos
SrSnO3 was synthesized by the polymeric precursor method with elimination of carbon in oxygen atmosphere at 250 °C for 24 h. The
powder precursors were characterized by TG/DTA and high temperature X-ray diffraction (HTXRD). After calcination at 500, 600
and 700 °C for 2 h, samples were evaluated by X-ray diffraction (XRD), infrared spectroscopy (IR) and Rietveld refinement
of the XRD patterns for samples calcined at 900, 1,000 and 1,100 °C. During thermal treatment of the powder precursor ester
combustion was followed by carbonate decomposition and perovskite crystallization. No phase transition was observed as usually
presented in literature for SrSnO3 that had only a rearrangement of SnO6 polyhedra.
Authors:J. Maul, A. S. Brito, A. L. M. de Oliveira, S. J. G. Lima, M. A. M. A. Maurera, D. Keyson, A. G. Souza, and I. M. G. Santos
Copper monoxide (CuO) was successfully obtained by microwave-assisted hydrothermal method, using different conditions—in a solution without base, in a solution alkalinized with NaOH or with NH4OH. The powders were analyzed by thermal analysis (TG/DTA), X-ray diffraction (XRD), infrared spectroscopy, UV–Visible spectroscopy, and scanning electronic microscopy. XRD results showed that CuO was obtained with monoclinic structure and without secondary phases. Thermal analysis and infrared spectra indicated the presence of acetate groups on the powder surface. TG curves also showed a mass gain assigned to the Cu(I) oxidation indicating that a reduction possibly occurred during synthesis. The high and broad absorption band in the UV–Vis spectroscopy from 250 to 750 nm indicated the coexistence of Cu(II) and Cu(I), confirming the Cu(II) reduction, inside the CuO lattice. It was also possible to confirm the Cu(II) reduction by a displacement of the Me–O vibration bands observed in the IR spectra at around 500 cm−1.
Authors:P. S. Epaminondas, K. L. G. V. Araújo, A. Lima de Souza, M. C. D. Silva, N. Queiroz, A. L. Souza, L. E. B. Soledade, I. M. G. Santos, and A. G. Souza
Chemical and thermal analyses of golden and brown flaxseeds were carried out for raw and toasted seeds aiming at evaluating their nutritional and thermo-oxidative properties. Moisture, lipids, protein, soluble carbohydrates, and ash contents were quantified. Concerning lipids and proteins, in average, no meaningful differences were observed for the two varieties, being also equivalent to the literature data. The golden variety had a lower amount of fibers and a higher amount of soluble carbohydrates than the brown variety. The techniques of thermogravimetry and differential scanning calorimetry were applied for elucidating the thermal degradation process of the seeds. The toasted gold and brown seeds were more stable to thermal decomposition than the raw seeds, under oxidative conditions. Golden seeds seem to be more susceptible to oxidation than brown seeds, under toasting conditions. Finally, no meaningful advantages were observed for the golden seeds in comparison to the brown ones.
Authors:D. Gouveia, A. Souza, M. de Maurera, C. da Costa, I. Santos, S. Prasad, J. de Lima, C. Paskocimas, and E. Longo
Using the Pechini method, pigments with spinel structure (Zn7Sb2O12)were synthesized by substitution of the cation Zn2+ by Co2+, in compounds with different concentrations of Sb2O3. The doping resulted in CoxZn(7–x)Sb2O12 phases(x=1–7) that were isomorphs to spinel, denominated as samples A and B. After thermal treatment at 400C for 1 h, the powders
were characterized by thermogravimetry(TG) and differential thermal analysis (DTA). The results indicate a different behavior
whena higher amount of Sb2O3 is used, due to the presence of a secondary phase (ilmenite).
Authors:K. L. G. V. Araújo, P. S. Epaminondas, M. C. D. Silva, A. E. A. de Lima, R. Rosenhaim, A. S. Maia, L. E. B. Soledade, A. L. Souza, I. M. G. Santos, A. G. Souza, and N. Queiroz
Physicochemical and thermal analyses were undertaken to evaluate the influence of the temperature on the oxidation of sea fish oil once its polyunsaturated fatty acids deteriorate rapidly. Fish oil displayed four decomposition steps in synthetic air atmosphere and only one step in nitrogen atmosphere. The first step started at 189 and 222 °C for oxidizing and inert atmospheres, respectively. An OIT value of 53 min was measured at 100 °C. After the degradation process the peroxide index and the iodine index reduced from 35.38 to 9.85 meq × 1000 g−1 and from 139.79 to 120.19 gI2 × 100 g−1, respectively. An increase of the free fatty acids amount from 0.07 to 0.17% was observed while viscosity increased from 57.2 to 58.0 cP. Absorption at 272 nm also increased. The thermogravimetric and spectroscopic techniques are reproducible and versatile being an option for characterization of edible oil oxidation.
Authors:Márcia Silva, Lydianne de O. Miranda, Maria Cassia-Santos, S. Lima, L. Soledade, E. Longo, C. Paskocimas, A. Souza, and Iêda Santos
Undoped and/or doped with 1 mol% of Co2+
powders were synthesized by the polymeric precursor method. The influence
of the network former (Sn4+ or Ti4+)
on the thermal, structural and optical properties was investigated. The recorded
mass losses are due to the escape of water and adsorbed gases and to the elimination
of the organic matter. Mg2TiO4
crystallizes at lower temperatures and also presents more ordered structure
with a smaller unit call and having more intense green color than Mg2SnO4