Polymer-Clay Nanocomposites presents the first comprehensive overview of the state of the art of these materials since they were first reported a decade ago. Covering both the theory and practical applications, this volume in the 'Wiley Series in Polymer Science' covers the key aspects of these important materials including:
* Polymer-clay intercalates
* The preparation and general properties of special practical and commercial significance (including strength, stiffness, toughness, permeability, fire retardation and chemical stability)
* The elucidation of the structural and rheological factors influencing performance and processing properties
Polymer-Clay Nanocomposites is an indispensable text for polymer scientists, composites formulators, materials engineers, resin producers, filters and additive producers as well as university lecturers, and organic and inorganic chemists working in this important and fascinating area.
Layered Silicate-Polymer Intercalation Compounds.
Electroactive Polymers Intercalated in Clays and Related Solids.
Polymer-Clay Nanocomposites Derived from Polymer-Silicate Gels.
Polymerization of Organic Monomers and Biomolecules on Hectorite.
Nanocomposite Synthesis and Properties.
In Situ Polymerization Route to Nylon 6-Clay Nanocomposites.
Polyethylene Terephthalate-Clay Nanocomposites.
Special Properties and Applications.
Polymer-Layered Silicate Nanocomposites with Conventional Flame Retardants.
Nanocomposite Technology for Enhancing the Gas Barrier of Polyethylene Terephthalate.
Structure and Rheology.
Structural Characterization of Polymer-Layered Silicate Nanocomposites.
New Conceptual Model for Interpreting Nanocomposite Behavior.
Modeling the Phase Behavior of Polymer-Clay Nanocomposites.
Rheological Properties of Polymer-Layered Silicate Nanocomposites.