Nitride formation by the carbothermal reduction of a zeolite-polyacrylonitrile inclusion compound

Yoshiyuki Sugahara, Hiromitsu Hiraiwa, Kazuyuki Kuroda, Chuzo Kato

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    An inclusion compound between zeolite and polyacrylonitrile has been applied as a precursor for the carbothermal reduction process. By heat treatment at 1400 to 1600° C in N2, β-sialon was mainly obtained. The X phase, α-Si3N4, the 15R-AlN phase, AIN, and mullite also formed under certain firing conditions. On the other hand, α-Si2N4 was detected as the principal crystalline phases as well as β-sialon in the products from zeolite-carbon mixtures. Hence, the use of the inclusion compound was advantageous for β-sialon production in the conversion of zeolite to nitrides.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3181-3186
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of Materials Science
    Issue number9
    Publication statusPublished - 1988 Sep


    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Materials Science(all)

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