, Volume 112, Issue 1, pp 187-192

Thermal decomposition mechanism of synthesized copper octoate

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Abstract

Present study describes the synthesis and characterization of copper octoate. Attenuated total reflectance–Fourier transformation infra red (ATR–FTIR) and energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) spectrometric techniques have been used for the characterization of the synthesized compound. The surface morphology of the compound has been studied using scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Thermal behavior and decomposition mechanism of copper octoate has been explained on the basis of simultaneous thermo-gravimetry–differential thermal analysis–evolved gas analysis (TG–DTA–EGA) and high temperature X-ray diffraction (HTXRD) measurements. Copper octoate is stable up to 250 °C. The decomposition process consists of two overlapping steps. A plausible decomposition mechanism is proposed and details of the studies carried out are being discussed here.