About Carbonates

Carbonates are salts or esters of carbonic acid and contain the carbonate ion, CO32−. Most carbonate salts are insoluble in water, but those that are soluble—carbonates of lithium, sodium, potassium, ammonium, and uranium—produce alkaline aqueous solutions. Metal carbonates decompose into carbon dioxide and a metal oxide upon heating, a process known as calcination. This name is derived from calx, the Latin name of calcium oxide or quick lime, which is produced by roasting calcium carbonate minerals, known commonly as limestone, in a kiln. Many naturally-occurring minerals including calcite, dolomite, and aragonite, also consist of or contain carbonates. Calcium carbonate and carbonates of other alkali and alkali earth metals are important chemical commodities, and among other uses are found as drying agents, electrolytes, buffering or pH adjusting agents, and fluxes in the production of ceramics and glass. Other metal carbonates are primarily used as sources of the metal they contain or as chemical reagents/catalysts.

Recent Research & Development for Carbonates

The impact of sodium carbonate on physico-chemical properties and cooking qualities of starches isolated from alkaline yellow noodles., Tao, Han, Li Mingyang, Deng Hao-Dong, Ren Ke-Xin, Zhuang Gang-Qiang, Xu Xue-Ming, and Wang Hui-Li , Int J Biol Macromol, 2019 Sep 15, Volume 137, p.697-702, (2019)

The long-term stability of calcium arsenates: Implications for phase transformation and arsenic mobilization., Zhang, Danni, Wang Shaofeng, Wang Ying, Gomez Mario A., and Jia Yongfeng , J Environ Sci (China), 2019 Oct, Volume 84, p.29-41, (2019)

Development of Coprocessed Chitin-Calcium Carbonate as Multifunctional Tablet Excipient for Direct Compression, Part 2: Tableting Properties., Chaheen, Mohammad, Bataille Bernard, Yassine Ahmad, Belamie Emmanuel, and Sharkawi Tahmer , J Pharm Sci, 2019 Oct, Volume 108, Issue 10, p.3319-3328, (2019)

Potassium carbonate improves fresh pork quality characteristics., LeMaster, Michelle N., Chauhan Surinder S., Wick Macdonald P., Clark Daniel L., and England Eric M. , Meat Sci, 2019 Oct, Volume 156, p.222-230, (2019)

Spectrophotometric determination of pH and carbonate ion concentrations in seawater: Choices, constraints and consequences., Ma, Jian, Shu Huilin, Yang Bo, Byrne Robert H., and Yuan Dongxing , Anal Chim Acta, 2019 Nov 12, Volume 1081, p.18-31, (2019)

Manufacturing bio-bricks using microbial induced calcium carbonate precipitation and human urine., Lambert, S E., and Randall D G. , Water Res, 2019 May 22, Volume 160, p.158-166, (2019)

Synthesis of helical aluminium catalysts for cyclic carbonate formation., Gaona, Miguel A., de la Cruz-Martínez Felipe, Fernández-Baeza Juan, Sánchez-Barba Luis F., Alonso-Moreno Carlos, Rodríguez Ana M., Rodríguez-Diéguez Antonio, Castro-Osma José A., Otero Antonio, and Lara-Sánchez Agustín , Dalton Trans, 2019 Mar 07, (2019)

A bio-inspired strategy for enhanced hydrogen evolution: carbonate ions as hole vehicles to promote carrier separation., Tan, Tiening, Xie Jingjing, Wang Wenxuan, Ping Hang, Ma Peiyan, Xie Hao, Wang Weimin, and Fu Zhengyi , Nanoscale, 2019 Jun 20, Volume 11, Issue 24, p.11451-11456, (2019)

Metal sorption by biochars: A trade-off between phosphate and carbonate concentration as governed by pyrolysis conditions., Van Poucke, R, Allaert S, Ok Y S., Pala M, Ronsse F, Tack F M. G., and Meers E , J Environ Manage, 2019 Jun 11, Volume 246, p.496-504, (2019)

Effects of food and calcium carbonate on the pharmacokinetics of lusutrombopag, a novel thrombopoietin receptor agonist., Katsube, Takayuki, Wajima Toshihiro, Fukuhara Takahiro, and Kano Takeshi , Clin Ther, 2019 Jul 11, (2019)

Morphological, thermal, rheological and mechanical properties of poly (butylene carbonate) reinforced by stereocomplex polylactide., Li, Yi, Han Changyu, Yu Yancun, and Huang Dexin , Int J Biol Macromol, 2019 Jul 10, (2019)

Selective adsorption of molybdate from water by polystyrene anion exchanger-supporting nanocomposite of hydrous ferric oxides., Li, Jiafeng, Chen Du, Liao Xue, and Pan Bingjun , Sci Total Environ, 2019 Jul 09, Volume 691, p.64-70, (2019)

Case of early-stage gastric cancer identified in the gastric mucosa with lanthanum phosphate deposition., Takatsuna, Masafumi, Takeuchi Manabu, Usuda Hiroyuki, and Terai Shuji , Endosc Int Open, 2019 Jul, Volume 7, Issue 7, p.E893-E895, (2019)