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Preparation of Maya Blue analogues using natural zeolites

S. Kowalak and A. Zywert
Preparation of Maya Blue analogues using natural zeolites (in Zeolite 2010, Ognyan E. Petrov (prefacer) and David L. Bish (prefacer))
Clay Minerals (June 2011) 46 (2): 197-204


Pigments similar to the famous Maya Blue were prepared by entrapment of indigo inside the channels of natural zeolites such as clinoptilolite and mordenite. The zeolites were mixed and ground with indigo and then heated at 150 degrees C. Surplus (unbound) dye was removed by solvent extraction or by vacuum sublimation. As is the case when synthetic zeolites are used as matrices, the colouration of the resulting pigments could be modified by the previous cation exchange of the zeolite.

ISSN: 0009-8558
EISSN: 1471-8030
Serial Title: Clay Minerals
Serial Volume: 46
Serial Issue: 2
Title: Preparation of Maya Blue analogues using natural zeolites
Title: Zeolite 2010
Author(s): Kowalak, S.Zywert, A.
Author(s): Petrov, Ognyan E.prefacer
Author(s): Bish, David L.prefacer
Affiliation: A. Mickiewicz University, Faculty of Chemistry, Poznan, Poland
Affiliation: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Mineralogy and Crystallography, Sofia, Belgium
Pages: 197-204
Published: 201106
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Society, London, United Kingdom
Meeting name: 8th international conference on the Occurrence, properties and utilization of natural zeolites (Zeolite 2010)
Meeting location: Sofia, BEL, Belgium
Meeting date: 20100710July 10-18, 2010
References: 16
Accession Number: 2011-073183
Categories: Geochemistry of rocks, soils, and sedimentsSedimentary petrology
Document Type: Serial Conference document
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 2 tables
Secondary Affiliation: Indiana University, USA, United States
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2018, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, Copyright, Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 201140
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