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- DSC characterisation of chemically reduced electrolytic manganese dioxide
Thomas, P. S.;
Ray, A. S.;
Williams, R. P.;
Donne, S. W.
- The University of Newcastle. Faculty of Science & Information Technology, School of Environmental and Life Science
- The thermal decomposition of electrolytic manganese dioxide (EMD), in an inert atmosphere, and the effect of chemical reduction on EMD, using 2-propanol under reflux (82°C), was investigated by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). This study is an extension of a study investigating the thermal decomposition of EMD and reduced EMD by TG-MS (J. Therm. Anal. Cal., 80 (2005)625)). The DSC characterisation was carried out up to 600°C encompassing the water loss region up to 390°C and the first thermal reduction step. Water removal was observed in two distinct endothermic peaks (which were not deconvolved in the TG-MS) associated with the removal of bound water. For the lower degrees of chemical reduction, thermal reduction resulted in the formation of Mn₂O₃; for higher degrees of chemical reduction, the thermal reduction resulted in Mn₃O₄ at 600°C. In the DSC the thermal reduction of the EMD and chemically reduced specimen was observed to be endothermic. The reduced specimens, however, also showed an exothermic structural reorganisation.
- Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry Vol. 88, Issue 1, p. 177-180
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electrolytic manganese dioxide
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