Journal of Porous Materials

, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp 205–208 | Cite as

Macroporous metal oxide foams through self-sustained combustion reactions

  • B. R. Venugopal
  • Ezra P. Samuel
  • C. Shivakumara
  • Michael Rajamathi
Article

Abstract

A number of macroporous metal oxide foams were prepared through self-sustained combustion reactions starting from dough made of the corresponding metal nitrate, urea and starch. The nitrate ion acts as an oxidizing agent, urea as fuel and starch as an organic binder. The metal oxide foams are characterized by scanning electron microscopy and powder X-ray diffraction.

Keywords

Macroporous solids Oxide foams Combustion synthesis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. R. Venugopal
    • 1
  • Ezra P. Samuel
    • 1
  • C. Shivakumara
    • 2
  • Michael Rajamathi
    • 1
  1. 1.Materials Research Group, Department of ChemistrySt. Joseph’s CollegeBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Solid State and Structural Chemistry UnitIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia

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