Influencing factors on kaolinite-potassium acetate intercalation complexes

Frost, Ray L., Yang, Jing, Cheng, Hongfei, Liu, Qinfu, & Du, Xiaoman (2010) Influencing factors on kaolinite-potassium acetate intercalation complexes. Applied Clay Science, 50(4), pp. 476-480.

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This paper presents an immersion method for preparing the kaolinite-potassium acetate intercalation complexes. The effectiveness of intercalation and influencing factors were analysed and evaluated. The results show that the intercalation of kaolinite by potassium acetate is strongly related to crystallinity of kaolinite, concentration of intercalating agent solution, aging time and pH. The well-crystallized kaolinite is conducive to intercalation by potassium acetate. A higher concentration of intercalating agent (≥30%) can complete the intercalation in a short time (<12h), but at lower concentrations intercalation took significantly longer (≥144h). The weak alkaline condition of pH=10 proved to be the most suitable environment for the formation of intercalation complex. A good intercalated complex can be obtained at room temperature.

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ID Code: 38917
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Kaolinite; Intercalation complex; Influencing factors, X-ray diffraction
DOI: 10.1016/j.clay.2010.09.011
ISSN: 0169-1317
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY (INCL. STRUCTURAL) (030600) > Colloid and Surface Chemistry (030603)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY (INCL. STRUCTURAL) (030600) > Structural Chemistry and Spectroscopy (030606)
Divisions: Past > Schools > Chemistry
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Elsevier
Deposited On: 29 Nov 2010 22:15
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:21

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