Preparation of manganese oxide nanoparticles by thermal decomposition of nanostructured manganese carbonate
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MnO and Mn2O3 nanoparticles were prepared in air and argon atmosphere by thermal decomposition of nanocrystalline manganese carbonate synthesized by reaction of manganese(II) nitrate with glycerol. Samples were characterized using transmission electron microscopy, simultaneous thermal analysis and X-ray diffraction analysis. Average sizes of prepared nanoparticles were calculated from XRD patterns using Scherrer equation. Also, the conditions for decomposition of manganese carbonate were optimized to obtain optimal nanoparticle sizes. Due to suitable sizes of prepared nanoparticles and the initial material, this method can be used in a wide range of industrial applications.
KeywordsNanoparticles Manganese oxides Thermal decomposition Manganese carbonate
This work was supported by Czech Science Foundation (No. 15-02843S).
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