Dynamics of Interlayer Cations in Tetramethylammonium-Saponite Studied by 1H, 2H NMR, and Electrical Conductivity Measurements

Shin'ichi Ishimaru, Miho Yamauchi, Ryuichi Ikeda

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We observed 1H and 2H NMR spectra, 1H NMR spin-lattice relaxation times, and electrical conductivities of water-saturated and anhydrous tetramethylammonium(TMA)-saponites between 100 and 415 K. The very weakly bound cations produced narrow 1H and 2H NMR lines observed in both specimens down to 150 K. The temperature dependence of the 1H NMR spin-lattice relaxation times in the water-saturated and anhydrous samples gave asymmetric minima attributable to the heterogeneous overall rotation and self-diffusion of the cations. The inhomogeneity of the cationic motions in the anhydrous TMA-saponite was greater than in the water-saturated one. From measurements of the electrical conductivity of anhydrous TMA-saponite a large anisotropic cation-diffusivity was concluded.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)903-908
Number of pages6
JournalZeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section A Journal of Physical Sciences
Issue number10-11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1998
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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