Gas Chromatographic Pathways for Certain Chloro-Alkylammonium Montmorillonites

James L. McAtee Jr. and Brent R. Harris
Baylor University, Waco, TX 76703, U.S.A.

Abstract: A series of chloro-alkylammonium montmorillonites was produced by cation exchange from Na+-montmorillonite. Gas chromatographic data were obtained for light hydrocarbons and certain oxides of nitrogen. Surface area and X-ray powder diffraction studies were made on each organo-clay, making possible differentiation between possible chromatographic pathways. Adsorption of the gas molecules on the silicate sheet was determined to be the dominant chromatographic pathway for all gases studied.

Clays and Clay Minerals; May 1977 v. 25; no. 2; p. 90-93; DOI: 10.1346/CCMN.1977.0250203
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