Cu-Containing Carbon Nanocomposites Based on Cellulose
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Structural transformations of Cu-containing flax, hemp, and jute cellulose during heat treatment were studied using IR spectroscopy, x-ray diffraction, electron microscopy, and thermogravimetric analysis. A nanoporous carbon matrix with pore sizes ~20 nm that contained Cu2O nanoparticles 100-nm in diameter with specific surface area ~10 m2/g was obtained. A carbon nanocomposite containing CuO nanoparticles 800 nm in diameter was synthesized.
KeywordsCellulose Pyrolysis Cu2O Hemp Crystallinity Index
The work was sponsored by the RAS Presidium (Program P8). X-ray structure analysis, IR spectroscopy, and thermogravimetry were performed at the Upper-Volga Regional Physicochemical Research Center for Collective Use.
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