Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry

, Volume 133, Issue 3, pp 1317–1326 | Cite as

MnCo2O4 nanoparticles with excellent catalytic activity in thermal decomposition of ammonium perchlorate

Green synthesis and kinetic study
  • Nafise Modanlou Juibari
  • Sara TarighiEmail author


MnCo2O4 spinel nanoparticles (NPs) have been prepared using Aloe vera gel solution. The characterization of prepared spinel was performed applying Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, transmission electron spectroscope, scanning electron microscope and dynamic light scattering. The results manifested that the prepared nanoparticles were mainly spherical plus minor agglomeration with average size distribution between 35 and 60 nm. The catalytic activity of the prepared nanoparticles upon thermal degradation of ammonium perchlorate (AP) was evaluated applying differential scanning calorimetry and thermogravimetry instruments. MnCo2O4 nanoparticles increased the released heat of AP from 450 to 1480 J g−1 and decreased the decomposition temperature from 420 to 293 °C. The kinetic parameters obtained from Kissinger methods showed that the activation energy of AP thermal decomposition in the presence of MnCo2O4 NPs considerably decreased. Also, a mechanism has been proposed in the presence of catalyst for the process of thermal decomposition of AP.


Green synthesis MnCo2O4 nanoparticles Ammonium perchlorate DSC Kinetic study 



This work was supported by Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute (Grant No. 2042).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of PetrochemicalsIran Polymer and Petrochemical InstituteTehranIran

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