, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 204–206 | Cite as

Determination of the reactive surface area of silica

  • P. Larsen
  • O. Schou
Short Communications


The surface area available for reaction in silylation reactions has been determined by reaction of the silica with a radioactively labelled alkyldimethylchlorosilane followed by liquid scintillation counting of either a solid or a dissolved silica sample. The results are compared with values obtained by nitrogen adsorption and the pore size distributions of the products before and after reaction.

Key Words

Surface area determination Alkyldimethyl silylation Liquid scintillation 


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© Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn Verlagsgesellschaft mbH 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Larsen
    • 1
  • O. Schou
    • 1
  1. 1.The Danish Institute of Protein Chemistry, affiliated to the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences, 4HørsholmDenmark

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