Order-disorder in 1:1 type clay minerals by solid-state 27Al and 29Si magic-angle-spinning NMR spectroscopy

S. Komarneni, C. A. Fyfe, G. J. Kennedy
1985 Clay minerals  
The applicability of 27Al and 29Si magic-angle-spinning nuclear magnetic resonance (MASNMR) spectroscopy to the investigation of order-disorder in 1 : 1 dioctahedral layer-silicates was tested. 27Al and 29Si MASNMR showed the existence of short-range order in all these systems while XRD showed different degrees of long-range order-disorder. Spectra obtained on kaolinite and metakaolin clearly showed the transformation of some octahedral Al in kaolinite to tetrahedral coordination in metakaolin
more » ... tion in metakaolin and also showed short-range Al and Si disorder in the latter. This suggests that structural re-arrangement on thermal treatment can be monitored by this technique. These results further suggest that MASNMR can detect short-range order, which is complimentary to the information that XRD provides regarding long-range order.
doi:10.1180/claymin.1985.020.3.05 fatcat:gqhnqoswunfv7o5tm33pj6jmay