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Synthesis of Silicon Carbide Nanocrystals Using Waste Poly(vinyl butyral) Sheet

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SiC nanocrystals were prepared using waste poly(vinyl butyral) sheet as a carbon source. SiO2/poly(vinyl butyral) mixtures are converted to SiO2/pyrolytic carbon composites via pyrolysis at low temperatures (500°C) in an Ar atmosphere. Subsequently, low‐temperature magnesiothermic reduction and purification processes result in the formation of tiny SiC nanocrystals. The size of the synthesized SiC nanocrystals ranged from 3 to 12 nm, i.e., they are smaller than the SiO2 precursor offering large specific surface area of 175.76 m2/g and are single phase as 3C–SiC. Hence, 3C–SiC nanocrystals were successfully synthesized using waste poly(vinyl butyral) through this simple, inexpensive, and scalable process, which will be a new application in the recycling industry.
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Keywords: SiC nanocrystal; magnesiothermic reduction; poly(vinyl butyral); recycling; waste

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 2016

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