Hyperfine Interactions

, Volume 161, Issue 1–4, pp 93–97 | Cite as

Study of Malayaite and Malayaite Cobalt Pigment

  • C. Piña
  • H. Arriola
  • N. Nava


Calcium tin silicate, CaSnSiO5, called Malayaite is synthesized with equimolecular quantities of calcium oxide, silica and stannic oxide followed by a thermic process. In this work, the synthesis of Malayaite and the structure of a Malayaite-based pigment, Sn/Co pink, is investigated by X-ray diffraction and Mossbauer spectroscopy. The results indicate Malayaite and Cassiterite formation, but the ion cobalt incorporated in the Malayaite structure, diminishes the Cassiterite proportion and causes larger asymmetry in the environment of the tin atom.


Cobalt Mossbauer Spectroscopy Calcium Oxide Cassiterite Percent Absorption 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    Escribano López P., Guillem Monzones C. and Alarcón Navarro J., CrSnO2–CaO–SiO2 Based Ceramic Pigments, Ceramic Bulletin (1984).Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Bauer, W. H. and Khan A. A., Acta Cryst. B 27 (1971), 2133.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Takenouchi, Mineral Deposita 6 (1971), 335–347.CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Sanghani D. V., Abrams G. R. and Smith, P. J., International Tin Research, Fraser Road, Greenford, Middlesex, UB67AQ, 1981, pp. 311–315.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Piña
    • 1
  • H. Arriola
    • 1
  • N. Nava
    • 2
  1. 1.Facultad de QuímicaUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoMéxico D.F.Mexico
  2. 2.Programa de Ingeniería MolecularInstituto Mexicano del PetróleoMéxico, D.F.Mexico

Personalised recommendations