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  • 1 Queensland University of Technology Inorganic Materials Research Program, School of Physical and Chemical Sciences 2 George Street GPO Box 2434 Brisbane QLD 4001 Australia
  • | 2 Tongji University State Key Laboratory of Marine Geology Shanghai 200092 China
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Thermal analysis and differential thermal analysis offers a novel means of studying the desorption of acids such as stearic acid from clay surfaces. Both adsorption and chemisorption can be distinguished through the differences in the temperature of mass losses. Increased adsorption is achievable by adsorbing onto a surfactant adsorbed montmorillonite. Stearic acid sublimes at 179 °C but when adsorbed upon montmorillonite sublimes at 207 and 248 °C. These mass loss steps are ascribed to the desorption of the stearic acid on the external surfaces of the organoclays and from the de-chemisorption from the surfactant held in the interlayer of the montmorillonite.

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Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Language English
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Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
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Springer Nature Switzerland AG
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ISSN 1388-6150 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2926 (Online)