Synthesis and characterization of synthetic mica-bionanocomposites

Sanjeev Sharma, Sridhar Komarneni

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Bionanocomposites of low charge swelling mica with several functional organic moieties have been synthesized under mild hydrothermal conditions at 120 °C and characterized by powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy and ultraviolet, infrared and energy dispersive spectroscopies. The low charge mica showed affinity for the intercalation of a range of organic guest molecules including cellulose and fructose. All nanocomposites retained the parent mica layered structure with guest molecules occupying the mica interlamellar space.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)553-558
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Clay Science
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Jan 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Water Science and Technology
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Geology
  • Soil Science


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