Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2014, Vol. 30 ›› Issue (3): 520-526.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB201401061

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Catalytic Performance of Polycrystalline Cu2O with Different Structures on the Thermal Decomposition of Ammonium Perchlorate

LUO Xiao-Lin1,2, YANG De-Suo1, YUAN Chun-Lan1, LUO Xu-Mei1, CHEN Ya-Shao2   

  1. 1 Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Baoji University of Arts and Sciences, Shaanxi Key Laboratory for Phytochemistry, Baoji 721013, Shaanxi Province, P. R. China;
    2 Key Laboratory of Applied Surface and Colloid Chemistry, Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi'an 710062, P. R. China
  • Received:2013-09-04 Revised:2014-01-02 Published:2014-02-27
  • Contact: LUO Xiao-Lin
  • Supported by:

    The project was supported by the Shannxi Provincial Department of Education Project, China (11JK0603), Shannxi Provincial Key Laboratory Project, China (11JS007), and Research Foundation of the Baoji University of Arts and Sciences, China (ZK11151).


Porous Cu2O micro-spheres were synthesized without additives, using a homogeneous reactor. The effects of synthesis time and reactor rolling speed on the Cu2O micro-spheres structure were investigated. Increasing the use of polyvinylpyrrolidone, the porous Cu2O micro-spheres transformed into cubic twined crystals, and then into cubic-octahedral twined crystals. Cu2O micro-crystals with different structures were used to catalyze the thermal decomposition of ammonium perchlorate (AP). The catalytic activity of porous Cu2O micro-spheres was better than those of the cubic twined and cubic-octahedral twined crystals. The low temperature of AP decomposition decreased for 37.4 ℃ when catalyzed by the porous Cu2O micro-spheres, and amount of AP decomposed at low temperature increased from 8.7% to 49.0%.

Key words: Cu2O, Homogeneous reactor, Ammonium perchlorate, Thermal decomposition