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 (bā′mīt′, bō′-)
A white to dark reddish-brown orthorhombic mineral, AlO(OH), present in bauxite.

[German Böhmit, after J. Böhm (1858-1930), German scientist.]
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(Minerals) a grey, red, or brown mineral that consists of alumina in rhombic crystalline form and occurs in bauxite. Formula: AlO(OH)
[C20: from German Böhmit, after J. Böhm, 20th-century German scientist]
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(ˈbeɪ maɪt, ˈboʊ-)

a mineral, hydrous aluminum oxide, AlO(OH), a major component of bauxite.
[1925–30; < German Böhmit, after J. Böhm, 20th-century German scientist; see -ite1]
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There are three main bauxites types -- boehmite, gibbsite and diaspore, -- which each differ in chemical and physical characteristics, and each have predominance in certain regions of the world.
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Frost, "Thermal decomposition of bauxite minerals: Infrared emission spectroscopy of gibbsite, boehmite and diaspore," Journal of Materials Science, vol.
Dcbowski et al., "Organically modified aluminophosphates: transformation of boehmite into nanoparticles and fibers containing aluminodiethylphosphate tectons," Chemistry of Materials, vol.
Their main component is the [gamma]-phase of an alumina boehmite line (Figure 1(a)).
In a previous study, Katakura and Koide [10] reported that the treatment of boehmite, AlO(OH), with HQ in boiling water produces either [alpha]-[Alq.sub.3] or [gamma]-[Alq.sub.3] depending on whether the reaction is allowed to continue for 1h or 90 h, respectively.
Watanabe, "Preparation of transparent superhydrophobic boehmite and silica films by sublimation of aluminum acetylacetonate," Advanced Materials, vol.
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The conducted X-ray studies of sorbents have shown that the sample 3 has the signified crystal phase corresponding to [gamma]-Al[(OH).sub.3] gibbsite with [gamma]-AlOOH boehmite inclusions while other samples are poorly crystallized or in the X-ray amorphous state (Fig.
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