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E-Journal of Chemistry - Volume 6 2009, Issue 2, Pages 412-418



Department of Chemistry, R.R. College, Alwar, India

IET Biotechnology Institute, MIA, Alwar, India

Department of Chemistry, Institute of Engineering and Technology, MIA, Alwar, India

Received 4 September 2008; Revised 17 October 2008; Accepted 1 November 2008

Copyright © 2009 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Magnesium oxysulphate cement MOC, Magnesia - Sorel’s Cement, discovered by Sorel S.T. in 1867 and has versatile cementing characteristics. It is prepared by the reaction of magnesium sulphate with magnesia in aqueous solution. Dolomite is used as inert filler to absorb the heat evolved during the exothermic formations of oxysulphate cement. Additives play an important role to modify the properties of Sorel’s cement by nullifying the harmful effects of the impurities present in the matrix. Incorporation of Portland cement in increasing quantities in magnesium oxysulphate cement improves the compressive strength of the cement remarkably. Water tightness of Sorel’s cement increases with the increase in quantities of the additive 15%, 20%. Portland cement accelerates initial setting process and retards final setting process of oxysulpahte cement. An insignificant contraction in the length of the trial beams after mixing Portland cement in oxysulphate cement was an encouraging finding of the study.





Author: Ritu Mathur, M. P. S. Chandrawat, and Sanjay K. Sharma

Source: https://www.hindawi.com/



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