Study on intercalation and exfoliation behavior of organoclays in epoxy resin

Jiankun Lü, Yucai Ke, Zongneng Qi, Xiao Su Yi

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Abstract

Intercalation and exfoliation behavior of organoclays in epoxy resin has been studied through XRD and DSC. It was found that the organoclays were easily intercalated by epoxy oligomer to form a stable epoxy/clay intercalated hybrid. Under appropriate conditions the clays were able to be further exfoliated as the epoxy resin was cured; thus, a nanocomposite was obtained. It was also found that the exfoliating ability of the organoclays was basically determined by the nature of the clays and the curing agent used. The exfoliation mechanism is discussed in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-120
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics
Volume39
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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