A study of the kinetics of isothermal nicotine desorption from silicon dioxide
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The isothermal kinetics of nicotine desorption from silicon dioxide (SiO(2)) was investigated. The isothermal thermogravimetric curves of nicotine at temperatures of 115 degrees C, 130 degrees C and 152 degrees C were recorded. The kinetic parameters (E(a), lnA) of desorption of nicotine were calculated using various methods (stationary point, model constants and differential isoconversion method). By applying the model-fitting method, it was found that the kinetic model of nicotine desorption from silicon dioxide was a phase boundary controlled reaction (contracting volume). The values of the kinetic parameters, E(a,alpha) and lnA(alpha), complexly change with changing degree of desorption and a compensation effect exists. A new mechanism of activation for the desorption of the absorbed molecules of nicotine was suggested in agreement with model of selective energy transfer. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Keywords:Nicotine / Desorption / Kinetics / Silicon dioxide
Source:Applied Surface Science, 2010, 257, 5, 1425-1430
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