In-situ Composite Formation by Polymerization on the Hectorite or other Clay Materials


In-situ Composite Formation by Polymerization on the Hectorite or other Clay Materials

Madhur Babu Singh, Prashant Singh, Pallavi Jain

Clays are the naturally existing mineral having layered structures with at least one dimension in the nano-range that are economical and environment friendly. There exist two types of nanoclays, anionic and cationic, depending on the surface charge layered. Nanoclays have wide application in different areas for improving physical properties like heat resistance, mechanical strength and anticorrosion quality of the polymer matrix. Clay and its composite have promising applications including tissue engineering, petroleum, drug delivery, food packaging and enzyme immobilization. Due to their superior properties like flame retardancy, non-toxic, magnetic properties and large surface areas; hectorites and their composite are of great interest. The primary focus of this chapter is Composite Formation by in-situ polymerization of hectorite/clay materials and its application in different areas.

Hectorite, In-Suit Polymerization, Nanoclays, Economical, Environment Friendly

Published online , 23 pages

Citation: Madhur Babu Singh, Prashant Singh, Pallavi Jain, In-situ Composite Formation by Polymerization on the Hectorite or other Clay Materials, Materials Research Foundations, Vol. 129, pp 1-23, 2022


Part of the book on Advanced Applications of Micro and Nano Clay II

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