Fig. 1.  Series A, concentration of starting and remnant solution as well as yield.
Fig. 1. Series A, concentration of starting and remnant solution as well as yield.

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The reaction of geopolymer binders can be subdivided into two more or less parallel reactions, (1) the dissolution of reactable silicate and aluminate monomers from the reactive solid material and (2) the condensation to an aluminosilicate gel. Due to the wide range of possible raw materials, the question arises whether the Si/Al ratio of the hardened aluminosilicate network is predominated by the Si/Al ratio of the raw materials, or a gel with preferred Si/Al ratio wants to condense. Therefore, aluminosilicate gels were synthesized with pure alkali silicate and alkali aluminate solutions. Two measurement series were started to investigate the influence of hydroxide concentration as well as the influence of Si/Al in the model system. The gels were characterized by chemical analysis, FT-IR spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction as well as 29Si and 27Al MAS NMR spectroscopy.

This article originally appeared in Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 357(5)2011, Pages 1376-1382

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