Low-temperature reduction of silver(I) oxide particles with long chain alcohol
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The mechanism of reducing silver(I) oxide particles to silver metals was studied using myristyl alcohol as a reducing agent. The reduction temperature of silver oxide with myristyl alcohol decreased to 150 °C from the temperature of silver oxide in air, 400 °C. The reduction temperature was decreased by myristyl alcohol reacting with silver oxide, which was confirmed by our reaction equation model obtained by gas chromatography determination, pyrolysis gas chromatography–mass spectrometry, and Karl Fischer titration. An endothermic of 153.7 kJ mol−1 in the reduction of silver oxide with myristyl alcohol calculated from the reaction model using Hess’s law was coincident with that obtained experimentally by differential scanning calorimetry measurements.
KeywordsSilver oxide Reduction Bonding Long chain alcohol Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) Thermodynamic calculations
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