Molten Salt Chemistry

An Introduction and Selected Applications

  • Gleb Mamantov
  • Roberto Marassi

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 202)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. J. E. Enderby
    Pages 1-15
  3. O. J. Kleppa
    Pages 79-122
  4. Charles L. Hussey
    Pages 141-160
  5. L. M. Torell
    Pages 161-180
  6. B. P. Gilbert
    Pages 201-216
  7. John S. Wilkes
    Pages 217-236
  8. W. W. Warren Jr.
    Pages 237-257
  9. Bernard L. Tremillon
    Pages 279-303
  10. G. Pedro Smith, Richard M. Pagni
    Pages 383-404
  11. D. Inman
    Pages 417-424
  12. Warren Haupin
    Pages 479-490
  13. R. Marassi, S. Zamponi, M. Berrettoni
    Pages 491-515
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 517-525

About this book


Molten salts are of considerable significance to chemical technology. Applications range from the established ones, such as the production of aluminum, magnesium, sodium and fluorine, to those as yet to be fully exploited, such as molten salt batteries and fuel cells, catalysis, and solar energy. Molten salts are investigated for different purposes by many diverse techniques. There is a need to keep investigators working in different areas, such as metal production, power sources, and glass industry, aware of progress in various specialties, as well as to familiarize new research workers with the fundamental aspects of the broad field of molten salt _ chemistry. This volume constitutes the plenary lectures presented at the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Molten Salt Chemistry, Camerino, Italy, August 3-15, 1986. The fundamentals and several selected applications of molten salt chemistry were addressed. The major fundamental topics covered at this ASI were the structure of melts, thermodynamics of molten salt mixtures, theoretical and experimental studies of transport processes, metal-metal salt solutions, solvent properties of melt systems, acid-base effects in molten salt chemistry, electronic absorption, vibrational, and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy of melt systems, electrochemistry and electroanalytical chemistry in molten salts, and organic chemistry in molten salts. The applied aspects of molten salt chemistry included the chemistry of aluminum production, electrodeposition using molten salts, and molten salt batteries and fuel cells.


X-Ray electrochemistry liquid nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy thermodynamics

Editors and affiliations

  • Gleb Mamantov
    • 1
  • Roberto Marassi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of TennesseeKnoxvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryUniversity of CamerinoCamerinoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8217-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-3863-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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