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Synthesis of pure lithium amide nanoparticles

Baldissin, G, Boag, NM, Tang, CC and Bull, DJ 2013, 'Synthesis of pure lithium amide nanoparticles' , European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry (12) , pp. 1993-1996.

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Abstract

Deprotonation of ammonia with n-butyllithium offers a facile synthetic route to produce pure lithium amide exhibiting fine granularity, which facilitates the complete thermal decomposition to lithium imide at a relatively low temperature of 600 K. Synthesised compounds were characterised by high-resolution synchrotron X-ray diffraction, and the particle morphology of lithium amide was studied by transmission electron microscopy. The proposed methodology readily affords the production of pure lithium amide nanoparticles at both bench-top and commercial scale.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre (SIRC)
Journal or Publication Title: European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Publisher: Wiley
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1434-1948
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Funders: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Science and Technologies Funding Council (UK)
Depositing User: DJ Bull
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2015 17:20
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 00:10
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/33655

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