Nanocomposites based on ionic liquid modified clays

M. Xanthos, N. H. Kim, J. U. Ha, S. V. Malhotra

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Abstract

Cationic nanoclays were treated with various novel modifiers based on ionic liquids of different structure and/or molecular weight. Initial experiments with short chain dialkyl imidazolium and monoalkyl pyridinium based modifiers were followed by treatments with phosphonium based ionic liquids having longer chain cations. The modified clays, characterized by spectroscopy, thermal analysis, microscopy and X-ray diffraction, were melt compounded with polypropylene. The effects of the ionic liquid structure and chain length on extent of clay dispersion, intercalation and thermal stability were investigated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSociety of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference
Subtitle of host publicationPlastics Encounter at ANTEC 2007, Conference Proceedings
Pages76-80
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventSociety of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference: Plastics Encounter at ANTEC 2007 - Cincinnati, OH, United States
Duration: May 6 2007May 11 2007

Publication series

NameAnnual Technical Conference - ANTEC, Conference Proceedings
Volume1

Conference

ConferenceSociety of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference: Plastics Encounter at ANTEC 2007
CountryUnited States
CityCincinnati, OH
Period5/6/075/11/07

Keywords

  • Ionic liquids
  • Nanoclays
  • Nanocomposites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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