Halloysite Nanotubes: Green Nanomaterial for Functional Organic-Inorganic Nanohybrids

Wei Ma, Hui Wu, Yuji Higaki, Atsushi Takahara

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The unique one-dimensional nanoporous structure and the reactive external and internal surfaces make halloysite nanotube (HNT) an interesting nanomaterial for various applications. HNT is a green nanomaterial because it is easily available from abundant deposits in nature and is biocompatible with low cytotoxicity. After a brief introduction on the structure of HNT, recent advances in surface modification of HNT and its functional organic-inorganic nanohybrids including hybrid nanocontainers, flame retardant nanocomposites, dye removal adsorbents, liquid marbles, and superamphiphobic coatings are introduced.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)986-999
Number of pages14
JournalChemical Record
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Chemistry


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