A non-aqueous solution synthesis of boron carbide by control of in-situ carbon

Watts, Joshua L., Mackinnon, Ian D. R., Talbot, Peter C., & Alarco, Jose A. (2014) A non-aqueous solution synthesis of boron carbide by control of in-situ carbon. In Manghnani, Murli & Yucel, Onuralp (Eds.) 18th International Symposium on Boron, Borides and Related Materials (ISBB 2014), 31 August - 5 September 2014, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. (Unpublished)


Synthesis of high quality boron carbide (B4C) powder is achieved by carbothermal reduction of boron oxide (B2O3) from a condensed boric acid (H3BO3) / polyvinyl acetate (PVAc) product. Precursor solutions are prepared via polymerisation of vinyl acetate (VA) in methanol in the presence of dissolved H3BO3. With excess VA monomer being removed during evaporation of the solvent, the polymerisation time is then used to manage availability of carbon for reaction.

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ID Code: 76247
Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
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Keywords: boron carbide, polyvinyl acetate, boric acid, synthesis
ISBN: 9780692282953
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > MACROMOLECULAR AND MATERIALS CHEMISTRY (030300) > Synthesis of Materials (030306)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MATERIALS ENGINEERING (091200) > Functional Materials (091205)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
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Deposited On: 18 Sep 2014 22:25
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2014 22:25

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