Solid state metathesis: synthesis of metal carbides from metal oxides

Nartowski, A.M., Parkin, I.P., MacKenzie, M. and Craven, A.J. (2001) Solid state metathesis: synthesis of metal carbides from metal oxides. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 11(12), 3116 -3119. (doi: 10.1039/b105352n)

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Bulk reactions of transition metal oxides (V<sub>2</sub>O<sub>3</sub>, NaVO<sub>3</sub>, Nb<sub>2</sub>O<sub>5</sub>, LiNbO<sub>3</sub>, Ta<sub>2</sub>O<sub>5</sub>, LiTaO<sub>3</sub>, MoO<sub>3</sub>, Li<sub>2</sub>MoO<sub>4</sub> and Li<sub>2</sub>2WO<sub>4</sub>) with calcium and strontium carbides at 1000 degreesC for 12 h produce a range of transition metal carbides (V<sub>8</sub>C<sub>7</sub>, NbC, TaC, Mo<sub>2</sub>C and WC) in good yields (ca. 90%). The carbides were characterised by X-ray powder diffraction, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive analysis by X-rays (EDAX), electron probe, FTIR, microelemental analysis, transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and electron diffraction.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:MacKenzie, Dr Maureen and Craven, Professor Alan
Authors: Nartowski, A.M., Parkin, I.P., MacKenzie, M., and Craven, A.J.
Subjects:Q Science > QD Chemistry
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Journal of Materials Chemistry
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