Abstract: The dehydration reaction of kerolite was investigated using high-pressure differential thermal analysis at pressures as high as 600 bars. The peak associated with the dehydration is broad, suggesting the presence of a series of overlapping reactions ranging from the release of adsorbed water to interlayer water. The peak temperature is 136°C at 1.8 bars and increases to 516°C at 586 bars. The primary reaction represents loss of adsorbed water having a bond energy of 1.5 ± 1 kJ/mole. A small amount of water may be present as interlayer water and has a bond energy of 7.5 ± 3 kJ/mole.