Smectite clay minerals: properties and uses

  title={Smectite clay minerals: properties and uses},
  author={Ira Edgar Odom},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical and Physical Sciences},
  pages={391 - 409}
  • I. E. Odom
  • Published 14 June 1984
  • Chemistry
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical and Physical Sciences
The physicochemical properties of smectite clay minerals that determine their industrial utilization are reviewed. Smectite is the name used for a group of phyllosilicate mineral species, the most important of which are montmorillonite, beidellite, nontronite, saponite and hectorite. These and several other less common species are differentiated by variations in chemical composition involving substitutions of Al for Si in tetrahedral cation sites and Al, Fe, Mg and Li in octahedral cation sites… Expand

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