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Combustion Synthesis of Boron Nitride by Glycine Route

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  1. 1Department of Materials Science, School of Chemistry, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai 625021, Tamil Nadu, INDIA
  2. 2Electropyrometallurgy Division, CSIR – Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi 630006, Tamil Nadu, INDIA

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    Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 3, Issue (2), Pages 59-64, February,18 (2013)


    Crystalline boron nitride (BN) powders were prepared by combustion method using glycine as a fuel. Experiments were carried out by heating dehydrated borax (Na2B4O7) with NaNO2, KNO3, NH4NO3 in N2 atmosphere at 350oC and glycine was used as a fuel as well as a source for nitrogen. Borax was used as a boron source and nitrogen compounds (NaNO2, KNO3, NH4NO3) were used as the nitrogen source. The reactions were carried out in a tantalum autoclave having the provisions for the purging of N2 and vent gases. The as prepared samples were systematically characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), UV-Visible spectroscopy (UV) and Photoluminescence spectroscopy (PL). The reaction has resulted in the form of hexagonal boron nitride with high purity and good yield.


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