Intercalation Compounds and Clay Nanocomposites

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Hybrid Materials: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Polymer Lamellar Material Nanocomposites

    • Types of Lamellar Nano-additives

    • Montmorillonite Layer Structure

    • Modification of Clay

  • Nanostructures and Characterization

    • X-ray Diffraction and Transmission Electron Microscopy to Probe Morphology

    • Other Techniques to Probe Morphology

  • Preparation of Polymer-clay Nanocomposites

    • Solution Mixing

    • Polymerization

    • Melt Compounding

  • Polymer-graphite and Polymer Layered Double Hydroxide Nanocomposites

    • Nanocomposites Based on Layered Double Hydroxides and Salts

  • Properties of Polymer Nanocomposites

  • Potential Applications

  • Conclusion and Prospects for the Future


"Intercalation Compounds and Clay Nanocomposites," in Hybrid Materials: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications. Eds. Guido Kickelbick. Weinheim: Wiley, 2007, pp. 151-173, DOI: 10.1002/9783527610495.ch4. The definitive version is available at www3.interscience.wiley.com.