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Interactions at the organic/inorganic interference: molecular design of crystallization inhibitors for barite
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-18, 14:17 authored by Bromely, LA, Cottier, D, Davey, RJ, Dobbs, B, Smith, S, Heywood, BR
The effect of additives on synthetic barite crystals, prepared under conditions chosen to mimic those encountered in off-shore oil fields. has been extensively studied. The addition of certain stereochemically related diphosphonates a characteristic morphology change which has been shown to be consistent with a binding model in which the diphosphonate ion replaces two sulfate ions in the (011) surface. A detailed understanding of the recognition processes involved has now led to the rational design of new surface-active molecules with greatly improved efficacy, and a greater appreciation of the factors influencing morphological changes resulting from inhibitor interference.
PublisherAmer Chemical Soc
Place of publication1155 16Th St, Nw, Washington, USA, Dc, 20036
Rights statementCopyright 1993 American Chemical Society