Recent Advances in the Development of Conducting Polymer Intercalated Clay Nanocomposites: A Short Review

Author(s): Ufana Riaz, S.M. Ashraf, Anurakshee Verma.

Journal Name: Current Organic Chemistry

Volume 19 , Issue 13 , 2015

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During the past few decades, polymer nanocomposites have gained momentum for designing materials that exhibit synergistic properties by overcoming the inherent limitations of pure materials particularly conducting polymers (CPs). Clays have been extensively employed as hosts for developing intercalated nanocomposites. The growth of conducting polymers in the interlayer region of the clays has shown to dramatically improve the properties of conducting polymers. This review highlights the latest developments in syntheses and characterization of conducting polymer intercalated clay nanocomposites. The classification of nanocomposites in this review is based on the utilization of various clays and their specific properties to design these conducting polymer intercalated nanocomposites.

Keywords: Chemical synthesis, composites, layered compounds, nanostructures, X-ray diffraction.

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Year: 2015
Page: [1275 - 1291]
Pages: 17
DOI: 10.2174/1385272819666150408224124
Price: $58

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