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The Use of Diffuse Reflection FT-IR Spectroscopy for the Quantitative Analysis of a Number of Silanized Kaolin Clays

Volume 44, Number 7 (Aug. 1990) Page 1170-1175

Porro, T.J.; Pattacini, S.C.


This paper deals with the use of FT-IR diffuse reflectance measurements for the monitoring of silane-treated naturally occurring kaolin clays. We show quantitative results for three of the most common silanized clays including precision and accuracy data obtained from neat, unprocessed samples. No Kubelka-Munk correction was required since the Δlog (1/R) values measured were very low, as determined by comparison with Kubelka-Munk corrected data.