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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