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.
|Title of host publication||Nanosized Tubular Clay Minerals Halloysite and Imogolite, 2016|
|Editors||Peng Yuan, Antoine Thill, Faiza Bergaya|
|Number of pages||44|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 2016|
|Name||Developments in Clay Science|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Geochemistry and Petrology