The Influence of Tin Ions on the Thermal Property of β-FeOOH Nanorods
The properties of akaganeite (β-FeOOH) are affected by the coexisting ions and can be changed by doping various ions. Tin doped β-FeOOH nanorods were prepared using β-FeOOH nanorods as the precursor under hydrothermal conditions. The effect of tin ions on the thermal property of β-FeOOH was investigated. The doping of tin ions was confirmed by X-ray powder diffraction, energy dispersive spectroscopy, and atomic emission spectrometer analysis. The adsorption of tin ions on the surface of β-FeOOH could prevent the transformation from β-FeOOH nanorods to α-Fe2O3 in solution. Thermogravimetric analysis and differential thermal analysis showed they have different thermal decomposition temperatures. β-FeOOH nanorods were transformed into α-Fe2O3 particles at 400 °C. While tin doped β-FeOOH nanorods should be heated to 600 °C. Tin doped β-FeOOH nanorods showed higher thermal stability than that of β-FeOOH nanorods. The presence of tin ions is favor of the formation of rod like shape.
W. W. Wang and J. L. Yao, "The Influence of Tin Ions on the Thermal Property of β-FeOOH Nanorods", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 311-313, pp. 507-511, 2011