A Polarized Infrared and X-ray Study of Lysine-Vermiculite

M. Raupach, P. G. Slade, L. Janik and E. W. Radoslovich*
C.S.I.R.O. Division of Soils, Glen Osmond, S. Australia 5064
* Division of Soils, C.S.I.R.O., Adelaide, Australia.

Abstract: Lysine and vermiculite form a stable, ordered, interlamellar complex which has a well defined superlattice structure with respect to the ab-plane of vermiculite. The lysine molecules lie at a low angle to the silicate surfaces and establish a double layer network between such surfaces. I.R. and chemical data for the complex are given. The possible role of hydrogen bonds in linking the system together is considered.

Clays and Clay Minerals; July 1975 v. 23; no. 3; p. 181-186; DOI: 10.1346/CCMN.1975.0230303
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