Hyperfine Interactions

, Volume 83, Issue 1, pp 341–345 | Cite as

Iron-57 Mössbauer spectroscopy study of iron oxide pillared clays synthesised by microwave heating

  • Frank J. Berry
  • K. Koteswara Rao
  • Gordon Oates
Catalysis And Corrosion


A novel method for the rapid preparation of iron oxide-pillared montmorillonite clay using microwave heating is described. The iron oxide pillared clay is progressively reduced in hydrogen at temperatures between 300 and 600°C. The metallic iron formed under reducing conditions is stable to oxygen at room temperature and partially oxidised when heated in oxygen at 300°C.


Oxide Oxygen Hydrogen Iron Spectroscopy 


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© J.C. Baltzer AG, Science Publishers 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank J. Berry
    • 1
  • K. Koteswara Rao
    • 1
  • Gordon Oates
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryThe Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK

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