phyllosilicate


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phyllosilicate

[¦fil·ō′sil·ə·kət]
(mineralogy)
A structural type of silicate mineral in which flat sheets are formed by the sharing of three of the four oxygen atoms in each tetrahedron with neighboring tetrahedrons. Also known as layer silicate; sheet mineral; sheet silicate.
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2], considerable amounts of Fe and Mg were present in solution, indicating the weathering of this iron-magnesium phyllosilicate.
For the textural and chemical characterization of phyllosilicates, sediments were prepared for transmission electron microscopy (TEM) study by two different methods.
Apart from high concentration of silica (SiO2) these rocks also consist of abundant phyllosilicate minerals (biotite muscovite and chlorite) which may easily swell up to the great extend by absorbing water or moisture.
Geologic clay deposits are mostly composed of phyllosilicate minerals containing variable amounts of water trapped in the mineral structure [1].
Clay is a natural mineral of the smectite family of phyllosilicate group shaped crystals with a layered structure.
Production of alkyl esters from tallow and grease using lipase immobilized in a phyllosilicate sol-gel, Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society 78(6): 585-588.
Phyllosilicate mineralogy of Atacama Desert soils: Insight into Atacama soil formation processes Gsalogicil Society of America Abstracts with Programs 38(71:522.
Preventive role of phyllosilicate clay on the immunological and biochemical toxicity of zearalenone in Balb/c Mice.
The material HSCAS, a phyllosilicate, also has a high affinity for AF B1 (Huwig et al.
The mobility of heavy metals in soils is influenced by several factors including pH, sorption on minerals such as phyllosilicate clays and iron oxides, and conversion to inorganic or organic compounds (Neubauer et al.
Kahle M, Kleber M, Jahn R (2004) Retention of dissolved organic matter by phyllosilicate and soil clay fractions in relation to mineral properties.