Sarkar, Madhuchhanda and Dana, Kausik and Ghatak, Sankar (2011) Evolution of molecular structure and conformation of n-alkylammonium intercalated iron rich bentonites. Journal of Molecular Structure, 1005 (1-3). pp. 161-166. ISSN 0022-2860

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Clay-surfactant hybrids were prepared from three montmorillonites of different cation exchange capacity (CEC) and iron-content using n-alkylammonium surfactants with varying alkyl chain length from C(10) to C(16). Structure of clay-surfactant hybrids were evaluated using basal spacing from XRD, organic loading from Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA) and conformational analysis from FUR. It was found that the structure of the clay-organic hybrid depends mostly on CEC and marginally on iron-content. The systematic study of structural evolution and comparable swelling nature of clay-surfactant hybrids of the low-CEC, high iron-variety indicates its potential industrial application like high-CEC montmorillonite. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Iron-rich; Bentonites; Montmorillonites; Intercalation; Surfactant; Structure
Subjects: Structural Clay Products
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2012 12:05
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2013 11:34

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