Carbonates and Evaporites

, Volume 26, Issue 3, pp 213–215 | Cite as

Synthesis of magnesite at low temperature

  • Anna Paola Alves dos Anjos
  • Abdelfettah Sifeddine
  • Christian Joshua SandersEmail author
  • Sambasiva Rao Patchineelam


Magnesite formed at relatively low temperatures, 40°C, and atmospheric pressure using the experimental duplications is described in Deelman (1999). The original experiment itself is a variation of Liebermann’s (1967) experiments on dolomite formation. The initial products of the reaction were metastable carbonates, aragonite and dypingite which will change during the course of the experiment into magnesite. This work reports to have found evidence in support of an active role of alternations between precipitation and dissolution in bringing about a formation of the thermodynamically stable phase in the magnesite formation.


Magnesite Low-temperature synthesis 



This work was financed by the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), Paris, France. We would like to thank Dr. J. C. Deelman (Eindhoven, The Netherlands) for numerous e-mails on the finer details of his experiments.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anna Paola Alves dos Anjos
    • 1
  • Abdelfettah Sifeddine
    • 2
  • Christian Joshua Sanders
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sambasiva Rao Patchineelam
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de GeoquímicaInstituto de Química, Universidade Federal FluminenseNiteróiBrazil
  2. 2.Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD)Bondy CedexFrance

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