Technical note development of in situ external reflection spectroscopy technique for adsorbed films

BOZKURT M. M. V., Brienne S., Xu Z., Rao S., Butler I., Finch J.

MINERALS ENGINEERING, vol.9, no.3, pp.351-355, 1996 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/0892-6875(96)00019-2
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.351-355
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: No


A spectroelectrochemical cell(1) has been developed to follow in situ the fate of surface reaction products of interest in flotation. The products of xanthate adsorption on a copper electrode were used to test the cell and procedure. Dixanthogen and copper xanthate were identified as the main surface products by both ex situ and in situ FT-IR spectroscopy. Over time, dixanthogen disappeared while the peaks for the copper xanthate intensified. The rare of dixanthogen disappearance was greater for the ex situ than for the in situ conditions.