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Synthesis of nontronite and other Fe-rich smectites: a critical review

Authors
  • Petit, S.
  • Baron, F.
  • Decarreau, A.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clay Minerals
Publisher
The Mineralogical Society
Publication Date
Dec 20, 2017
Volume
52
Issue
4
Pages
469–483
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1180/claymin.2017.052.4.05
Source
De Gruyter
Keywords
License
Green

Abstract

The synthesis of clay minerals has been studied for decades in an attempt to better understand their formation in natural environments and more recently to obtain clay minerals with controlled compositions and properties. Even though nontronite has been synthesized successfully since 1935, the process is not a straightforward and has been poorly documented. In the present review concerning the synthesis of nontronite and other Fe-rich smectites, the experiments attempted in the past are discussed critically in light of the most recent data. Most notably, the application of relationships established recently, thanks to synthetic smectitic series, have allowed us to refine the chemical compositions of some nontronites synthesized previously.

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