Molecular design and testing of organophosphonates for inhibition of crystallisation of ettringite and cement hydration

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  • Authors:
  • Peter V. Coveney
  • Roger J. Davey
  • Jonathan L W Griffin
  • Andrew Whiting


We report the synthesis and testing of novel macrocyclic organophosphonate retarders which have been proposed using rational molecular design methods based on the selective inhibition of the crystallisation of ettringite, a product of the early stages of cement hydration.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1467-1468
Number of pages1
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 1998