Hydrothermal synthesis of nano-kaolinite from K-feldspar

Jiangyan Yuan, Jing Yang, Hongwen Ma, Shuangqing Su, Qianqian Chang, Sridhar Komarneni

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Development of sustainable routes for the synthesis of kaolinite in nano-scale (nano-kaolinite) is very significant for producing high quality kaolinite of paper-coating grade in kaolin industry. Duplicating chemical weathering processes in nature, two routes were developed and compared for the synthesis of nano-kaolinite from K-feldspar. Kaolinite of uniform plate-like morphology with thickness of around 14 nm was obtained in this study. Both synthesis routes may lead to the comprehensive utilization of K-feldspar for the synthesis of pure kaolinite for not only high quality paper-coatings but also medical and other uses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15611-15617
Number of pages7
JournalCeramics International
Issue number13
StatePublished - Sep 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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