Imogolite Polymer Nanocomposites

W. Ma, Y. Higaki, A. Takahara

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Imogolite is a naturally occurring aluminosilicate nanotube consisting of a single-walled with a composition of (OH)3Al2O3SiOH, with Al–OH and Si–OH groups distributed on the external and internal surfaces of the tube wall, respectively. The recent progress in surface modification of imogolite utilizing specific interaction between Al–OH and phosphonic acid is reported in this chapter, and the preparation procedures of novel imogolite-based polymer nanocomposites are introduced.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNanosized Tubular Clay Minerals Halloysite and Imogolite, 2016
EditorsPeng Yuan, Antoine Thill, Faiza Bergaya
PublisherElsevier B.V.
Number of pages44
ISBN (Print)9780081002933
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2016

Publication series

NameDevelopments in Clay Science
ISSN (Print)1572-4352

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geology
  • Geochemistry and Petrology


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