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Fine-probing the crystal-chemistry of talc by MAS-NMR spectroscopy

Francois Martin, Eric Ferrage, Sabine Petit, Philippe de Parseval, Luc Delmotte, Jocelyne Ferret, Didier Arseguel and Stefano Salvi
Fine-probing the crystal-chemistry of talc by MAS-NMR spectroscopy
European Journal of Mineralogy (October 2006) 18 (5): 641-651


MAS-NMR spectroscopy has been used to probe the crystallographic environment of Si, Al, F and H in 14 natural talc samples from different localities and with varying small amounts of iron (Fe (sub 2) O (sub 3(tot)) < 2 wt %). The Fe induces strong variations in NMR spectra, and even low amounts can be used as an indirect NMR parameter to characterize in detail the crystal chemistry of talc. Conversely, their correlation with full width at half height in MAS-NMR spectra for (super 29) Si, (super 27) Al, (super 1) H and (super 19) F obtained from these 14 specimens allow for rapid estimation of the total iron content. By recording Moessbauer, NIR and NMR spectra, an accurate structural formula can be obtained for talc, which is a necessary parameter for use in specific industrial applications.

ISSN: 0935-1221
EISSN: 1617-4011
Serial Title: European Journal of Mineralogy
Serial Volume: 18
Serial Issue: 5
Title: Fine-probing the crystal-chemistry of talc by MAS-NMR spectroscopy
Affiliation: Universite de Limoges, HydrASA, Limoges, France
Pages: 641-651
Published: 200610
Text Language: English
Publisher: Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung (Naegele u. Obermiller), Stuttgart, Federal Republic of Germany
References: 53
Accession Number: 2007-008239
Categories: Mineralogy of silicates
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 4 tables
Secondary Affiliation: Universite Paul Sabatier, FRA, FranceNatural History Museum, GBR, United KingdomUniversite de Poitiers, FRA, FranceUniversite de Mulhouse, FRA, FranceTalc de Luzenac, FRA, France
Country of Publication: Germany
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United KingdomTwickenhamUKUnited Kingdom
Update Code: 200704
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