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Thermal decomposition of zirconyl oxalates I. Barium zirconyl oxalate

Gangadevi, T and Rao, Subba M and Kutty, Narayanan TR (1980) Thermal decomposition of zirconyl oxalates I. Barium zirconyl oxalate. In: Journal of Thermal Analysis, 19 (2). pp. 321-332.

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Conditions for the preparation of stoichiometric barium zirconyl oxalate heptahydrate (BZO) have been standardized. The thermal decomposition of BZO has been investigated employing TG, DTG and DTA techniques and chemical and gas analysis. The decomposition proceeds through four steps and is not affected much by the surrounding gas atmosphere. Both dehydration and oxalate decomposition take place in two steps. The formation of a transient intermediate containing both oxalate and carbonate groups is inferred. The decomposition of oxalate groups results in a carbonate of composition Ba2Zr2OsCO3, which decomposes between 600 and 800 ~ and yields barium zirconate. Chemical analysis, IR spectra and X-ray powder diffraction data support the identity of the intermediate as a separate entity.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Thermal Analysis
Publisher: Springer
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Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2011 08:58
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2011 08:58
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/34641

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