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Using a polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanesurfactant and click chemistry to exfoliate montmorillonite

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Abstract

In this study, we prepared exfoliated montmorillonite (MMT) through Huisgen [2 + 3] cycloadditions (click reactions) of a propargyl-containing intercalator with singly or multiply azido-functionalized polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane nanoparticles. Wide-angle X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and thermogravimetric analyses revealed the structures and properties of the products, which have the potential to be used directly through simple polymer blending or copolymerization to improve the physical properties of polymer-based clay nanocomposites.

Graphical abstract: Using a polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane surfactant and click chemistry to exfoliate montmorillonite

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Submitted
24 Aug 2012
Accepted
17 Oct 2012
First published
19 Oct 2012

RSC Adv., 2012,2, 12148-12152
Article type
Communication

Using a polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane surfactant and click chemistry to exfoliate montmorillonite

H. Cui and S. Kuo, RSC Adv., 2012, 2, 12148
DOI: 10.1039/C2RA21917D

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