Synthesis and Characterization of Polyvinyl Chloride Doped Tellurium Compound
In this study, Chloride doped Tellurium Compound (PVC/Te) was synthesized chemically in an alkaline medium under nitrogen to remove and avoid any oxidation. Fourier transform infrared (FTIR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (FESEM), Energy Dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX), and Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) techniques are used to characterize it. XRD pattern showed a more degree of crystallinity for PVC/Te compared with behaviour for pure PVC. The molecules are regularly arranged for the effect by tellurium-Carbon bonds. Moreover, the average crystallite size of 40.47nm is obtained from Deby-Scherrer equation calculations. The ratio of Te in PVC/Te according to EDX is 16% weight of Tellurium. The FESEM technique revealed that PVC/Te uniform decreased as the electron beam energy increased. In addition, TGA results were used to evaluate the thermal stability of compounds, where the Polyvinyl Chloride Doped Tellurium Compound was more thermal stable than pure PVC.
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