Kinetic studies were performed on two types of leucite precursors. These precursors were prepared using a hydrothermal method at 150°C; the reaction time was 1.5 hours. In order to obtain precursors having different amounts of seed the molarity of KOH was changed. These intermediate products were subsequently calcinated from 5 minutes to 72 hours at temperatures of 850°C, 900°C, 950°C, 1000°C and 1050°C. The crystallinities of the powders were calculated by X-ray diffraction analysis. The crystallization curves for the synthesis of leucite exhibited a typical sigmoidal characteristic. Using different kinetic equations it was found that the Avrami-Eroféev model is the most appropriate to describe the experimental data. Using the Avrami-Eroféev model n reaches an average value of 2.9 which is connected with the three-dimensional growth of nuclei. The calculated activation energy of crystallization of leucite was 385 kJ mol-1 for non-seeded precursors and 246 kJ mol-1 for seeded precursors, respectively. <alternatives> [...] </alternatives>
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