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Thermal decomposition of CuProp2: In-situ analysis of film and powder pyrolysis

Rasi, Silvia, Silveri, Fabrizio, Ricart, Susagna, Obradors, Xavier, Puig, Teresa, Roura-Grabulosa, Pere and Farjas, Jordi 2019. Thermal decomposition of CuProp2: In-situ analysis of film and powder pyrolysis. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis 140 , pp. 312-320. 10.1016/j.jaap.2019.04.008

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The thermal decomposition of CuProp2 in the form of film and powder was studied in different atmospheres by means of thermal analysis techniques (TG-MS, TG-IR, EGA), chemical-structural methods (FTIR, XRD, EA) and computational thermochemistry (VASP/PBE). The decomposition mechanism in terms of volatiles evolved was disclosed with the aid of ab-initio modeling; it was found to be dependent on the gas diffusion in and out of the sample and accelerated by a humid atmosphere. In films, the copper redox behavior showed sensitivity to the residual atmosphere. Finally, the role of the metal center is discussed in the frame of a general decomposition mechanism for metal propionates.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Chemistry
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0165-2370
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 May 2019
Date of Acceptance: 10 April 2019
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2021 08:27

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