"Provides comprehensive coverage of the structures, properties, and interactions of organo-clay complexes as well as their role in the origin of life. Presents current techniques in nuclear magnetic resonance, differential thermal analysis and thermogravimetry, visible spectroscopy, and infrared and thermal-infrared spectroscopy for the analysis of fine structures in organo-clay complexes."
Table of Contents
Structure and surface acidity of clay minerals; introduction to organo-clay complexes and interactions; interactions of vermiculites with organic compounds; organophilicity and hydrophobicity of organo-clays; adsorption of organic cations on clays - experimental results and modelling; nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy; thermal analysis of organo-clay complexes; IR-spectroscopy and thermo-IR-spectroscopy in the study of the fine structure of organo-clay complexes; staining of clay minerals and visible-absorption spectroscopy of dye-dye complexes; clay catalysis in reactions of organic matter; organo-materials and organo-clay interactions and the origin of life on Earth.
Shmuel Yariv, Harold Cross