Na-4-mica: Simplified synthesis from kaolinite, characterization and Zn, Cd, Pb, Ca and Ba uptake kinetics

Tatsuya Kodama, Sridhar Komarneni, Wilfried Hoffbauer, Hartmut Schneider

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Abstract

A swelling Na-4-mica of the brittle mica type (ideal chemical composition of Na4Mg6Al4Si4O20F4·xH2O) was prepared by a simplified one-step synthetic process from kaolinite at or below 800 °C. Hydrated and well-dispersed Na-4-mica particles of about 2 μm in size were prepared at 800 °C. The 27Al MAS-NMR spectrum of this mica showed that almost all Al was in tetrahedral coordination while the 29Si MAS-NMR spectrum showed that the nearest neighbor environment of Si was mainly Si(3Al), as expected based on the Si:Al molar ratio of 1:1 in the Na-4-mica. The CEC of the mica was determined to be 447 mequiv (100 g)-1. With this Na-4-mica, the Zn, Cd, Pb, Cu and Ba uptake kinetics were investigated in a 0.5 M NaCl background solution at room temperature and were found to be quite rapid.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1649-1653
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Volume10
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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