Synthesis of boron nitride from boron oxide using super-critical ammonia

Keiichi Yokoi*, Kimihisa Ito, Masanori Tokuda

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Hexagonal boron nitride was synthesized from boron oxide using super critical ammonia and solid CaO below the melting point of B2O3 by the following reaction: B2O3 (s)+2NH3 (super-critical fluid)+3CaO (s) = 2BN (s)+3Ca(OH)2 (s). The experiment was carried out at 623-753 K and the initial ammonia pressure was 3.0-40.0 MPa. The mean diameter of obtained BN particles was 0.2-0.3 μm. The yield of BN increased with increasing temperature, initial ammonia pressure and the addition of CaO. The thermochemical calculation showed that the CaO addition suppressed the decomposition loss of ammonia during the reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)645-648
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Transactions, JIM
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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