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

Cross-linking of sodium carbonate-soluble pectins from apple by zinc ions., Gawkowska, Diana, Cybulska Justyna, and Zdunek Artur , Carbohydr Polym, 2018 Sep 15, Volume 196, p.1-7, (2018)

A selective volatilization method for determination of chloride and sulfate in calcium carbonate pharmaceutical raw material and commercial tablets., Novo, Diogo L. R., Pereira Rodrigo M., Hartwig Carla A., Santos Clarissa M. M., and Mesko Marcia F. , Talanta, 2018 May 01, Volume 181, p.440-447, (2018)

Red mud carbonation using carbon dioxide: Effects of carbonate and calcium ions on goethite surface properties and settling., Liang, Gaojie, Chen Wenmi, Nguyen Anh V., and Nguyen Tuan A. H. , J Colloid Interface Sci, 2018 May 01, Volume 517, p.230-238, (2018)

High Aspect Ratio Perforated Co₃O₄ Nanowires Derived from Cobalt-Carbonate-Hydroxide Nanowires with Enhanced Sensing Performance., Zhou, Tuantuan, Gao Wanlin, Wang Qiang, and Umar Ahmad , J Nanosci Nanotechnol, 2018 May 01, Volume 18, Issue 5, p.3499-3504, (2018)

Ultrasonic-assisted manufacturing of new hydrogel nanocomposite biosorbent containing calcium carbonate nanoparticles and tragacanth gum for removal of heavy metal., Mallakpour, Shadpour, Abdolmaleki Amir, and Tabesh Farbod , Ultrason Sonochem, 2018 Mar, Volume 41, p.572-581, (2018)

Effects of Lanthanum Carbonate on Coronary Artery Calcification and Cardiac Abnormalities After Initiating Hemodialysis., Fujii, Hideki, Kono Keiji, Nakai Kentaro, Goto Shunsuke, Nishii Tatsuya, Kono Atsushi, and Nishi Shinichi , Calcif Tissue Int, 2018 Mar, Volume 102, Issue 3, p.310-320, (2018)

Synthesis of Cu Nanoparticles Using Copper Carbonate as Cu Source Toward Versatile Applications., Yano, Kazuhisa, Ishizaki Toshitaka, and Sugiyama Hidehiko , J Nanosci Nanotechnol, 2018 Jul 01, Volume 18, Issue 7, p.5101-5104, (2018)

Strontium carbonate precipitation as a sample preparation technique for isotope ratio analysis of Sr in mineral water and wine by quadrupole-based inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry., Dronov, Michail, Koza Tim, Schwiers Alexander, Schmidt Torsten C., and Schram Jürgen , Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom, 2018 Jan 30, Volume 32, Issue 2, p.149-158, (2018)

Structure and Liquid Fragility in Sodium Carbonate., Wilson, Mark, Ribeiro Mauro C. C., Wilding Martin C., Benmore Chris, Weber J K. R., Alderman Oliver, Tamalonis Anthony, and Parise J B. , J Phys Chem A, 2018 Jan 18, (2018)

Fluoride adsorption on manganese carbonate: Ion-exchange based on the surface carbonate-like groups and hydroxyl groups., Zhang, Yong-Xing, and Jia Yong , J Colloid Interface Sci, 2018 Jan 15, Volume 510, p.407-417, (2018)

Capillary Structured Suspensions from In Situ Hydrophobized Calcium Carbonate Particles Suspended in a Polar Liquid Media., Dunstan, Timothy S., Das Anupam A. K., Starck Pierre, Stoyanov Simeon D., and Paunov Vesselin N. , Langmuir, 2018 Jan 09, Volume 34, Issue 1, p.442-452, (2018)

Stable isotope fractionation of strontium in coccolithophore calcite: Influence of temperature and carbonate chemistry., Müller, M N., Krabbenhöft A, Vollstaedt H, Brandini F P., and Eisenhauer A , Geobiology, 2018 Feb 12, (2018)

Spectrophotometric calibration procedures to enable calibration-free measurements of seawater calcium carbonate saturation states., Cuyler, Erin E., and Byrne Robert H. , Anal Chim Acta, 2018 Aug 22, Volume 1020, p.95-103, (2018)

Arsenic-rich shallow groundwater in sandy aquifer systems buffered by rising carbonate waters: A geochemical case study from Mannar Island, Sri Lanka., Bandara, U G. C., Diyabalanage Saranga, Hanke Christian, van Geldern Robert, Barth Johannes A. C., and Chandrajith Rohana , Sci Total Environ, 2018 Aug 15, Volume 633, p.1352-1359, (2018)

Superior removal of Co2+, Cu2+ and Zn2+ contaminants from water utilizing spongy Ni/Fe carbonate-fluorapatite; preparation, application and mechanism., Abukhadra, Mostafa R., Dardir Fatma M., Shaban Mohamed, Ahmed Ezzat A., and Soliman Mamdouh F. , Ecotoxicol Environ Saf, 2018 Aug 15, Volume 157, p.358-368, (2018)