A kaolinite-NMF-methanol intercalation compound as a versatile intermediate for further intercalation reaction of kaolinite

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    A kaolinite-organic intercalation compound containing methanol was proved to be a versatile host for further displacement reaction with alkylamines. Kaolinite-organic intercalation compounds with polar molecules, such as N-methylformamide (NMF) and formamide, were used as the starting materials. After stirring the kaolinite-NMF intercalation compound with methanol, the basal spacing increased to 1.11 nm. The 13C MAS NMR result of the product indicated that methanol was intercalated into kaolinite by partial displacement with NMF. By use of the methanol-treated kaolinite intercalation compound as the intermediate, alkylamines were intercalated into the interlayer space of kaolinite by displacing with methanol.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)930-934
    Number of pages5
    JournalJournal of Materials Research
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 1998 Apr


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