Juan Méndez-Vivar

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Samples of polycrystalline calcite were impregnated with solutions of malonic acid of three concentrations (5 x 10(-2), 5 x 10(-3) , and 5 x 10(-4) M) and different pH values (6.00, 7.00, and 8.00). The impregnation was carried out at room temperature to evaluate the adsorption of malonate ion in the calcite surface to optimize the conditions for possible(More)
We explored the affinity of calcite to adsorbed organic molecules as an approach to the conservation of cultural heritage built of marble and limestone. The utilization of phenylmalonic and benzylmalonic acids provided a hydrophobic adsorptive interface, adequate to prevent processes of aqueous weathering. Samples of marble powder (polycrystalline calcite)(More)
Sulfated zirconia and SZ/MCM-41 were used as catalysts for the synthesis of beta-aminoalcohols via epoxide aminolysis. Sulfated zirconia was prepared by sol-gel and SZ/MCM-41 was obtained by impregnation. Solid catalysts were characterized by XRD, SEM-EDS, UV-Vis, FT-IR pyridine desorption and Nitrogen physisorption. Both acid materials were useful as(More)
Among several analysis techniques applied to the study of surface passivation using dicarboxylic acids, small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) has proved to be relevant in the physicochemical interpretation of the surface association resulting between calcium carbonate and the molecular structure of malonic acid. It is possible to establish chemical affinity(More)
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