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Differential thermal analysis of potassium perchlorate

Seetharamacharyulu, D and Mallya, RM and Verneker, VR Pai (1981) Differential thermal analysis of potassium perchlorate. In: Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 22 (12). pp. 17-24.

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A study has been made of the differential thermal analysis of (i) potassium perchlorate in powdered form, (ii) potassium perchlorate in pelletized form, (iii) potassium perchlorate recrystallized from liquid NH3, and (iv) potassium perchlorate preheated for 24 hours at 375°. Pretreatment of potassium perchlorate leads to a desensitization of both endothermic and exothermic processes. Additionally, the pretreatment tends to convert the symmetric exotherm into an asymmetric exotherm due to merging of the two exotherms. An analysis of the factors causing asymmetry in the exotherm has thrown fresh light on the mechanism of thermal decomposition of potassium perchlorate.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Publisher: Springer
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Springer.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2009 03:38
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:42
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/22552

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