Benzene Complexes with Copper(II)montmorillonite

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Science  12 Dec 1969:
Vol. 166, Issue 3911, pp. 1406-1407
DOI: 10.1126/science.166.3911.1406


Benzene formed a stable coinplex through its π electrons to the copper ion in copper(II)montmorillonite. Copper(II)was the only exchangeable metal cation in montmorillonite to form a complex with benzene. Only those clay minerals whose charge arises in the octahedral layer produced the complex.

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