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Combustion Behaviour of Nitrocellulose and its Complexes with Copper Oxide. Hot stage microscopic studies

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Complexes of nitrocellulose (NC – low and high nitrogen content) with copper oxide (CuO) have been synthesized and studied for morphological behaviour on heating from room temperature to 500°C with the help of hot stage microscopy (HSM).

During decomposition, NC:CuO complexes show contraction of fibrous boundaries followed by mass movement of matrix, with the evolution of brown yellow colour gas at higher temperatures as compared to NC alone.

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Mahajan, R.R., Makashir, P.S. & Agrawal, J.P. Combustion Behaviour of Nitrocellulose and its Complexes with Copper Oxide. Hot stage microscopic studies. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry 65, 935–942 (2001). https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1011905021880

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