Attempted Low-Temperature Syntheses of Kaolin Minerals

  title={Attempted Low-Temperature Syntheses of Kaolin Minerals},
  author={G. W. Brindley and C. D. Kimpe},
  • G. W. Brindley, C. D. Kimpe
  • Published 1961
  • Materials Science
  • Nature
  • ALTHOUGH kaolin minerals appear to be formed in Nature under acidic conditions at relatively low temperatures and low water-vapour pressures, their synthesis in the laboratory under similar conditions has been found exceptionally difficult. It appears that a proper choice of many variables is essential. In previous investigations1,2, individual kaolinite crystals have been obtained by ageing mixed alumina and silica gels for 2 months at 100° C. and under pH. conditions around 4.5, but the… CONTINUE READING
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