The Synthesis and Properties of Zirconium Disulfide 1
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Historic methods for preparing zirconium disulfide were re-examined and new and refined methods for obtaining a pure product have been developed. The reaction of carbon disulfide with zirconia yields a mixture of zirconium disulfide and zirconium sulfoxide, ZrOS, in the temperature range 850-1200°. Above 1200° only zirconium disulfide is obtained. This has been correlated with the presence of different forms of zirconia in the two temperature ranges. The air oxidation of the disulfide was examined by means of differential thermograms and high temperature X-ray diffraction patterns. © 1958, American Chemical Society. All rights reserved.
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