Polymer hybrids designed on a nanometer scale were prepared by several methods with an alumino-silicate nanofiber, "imogolite." This review paper introduces the preparation of polymer hybrid materials from imogolite nanofiber by two different approaches. In order to realize the fine dispersion of imogolite in polymer matrix, poly-(vinyl alcohol)/imogolite hybrids were prepared by in situ synthesis method of imogolite in polymer solution. In addition, through utilizing the strong interaction between phosphoric acid group and Al-OH on the surface of imogolite, poly(methyl methacrylate)/imogolite hybrid, and enzyme/imogolite hybrid gel were prepared and characterized.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Polymers and Plastics
- Materials Chemistry