The thermal behavior of kaolinite intercalation complexes : a review

Cheng, Hongfei, Liu, Qinfu, Yang, Jing, Ma, Songjiang, & Frost, Ray L. (2012) The thermal behavior of kaolinite intercalation complexes : a review. Thermochimica Acta, 545, pp. 1-13.

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The kaolinite intercalation and its application in polymer-based functional composites have attracted great interest, both in industry and in academia fields, since they frequently exhibit remarkable improvements in materials properties compared with the virgin polymer or conventional micro and macro-composites. Also of significant interest regarding the kaolinite intercalation complex is its thermal behavior and decomposition. This is because heating treatment of intercalated kaolinite is necessary for its further application, especially in the field of plastic and rubber industry. Although intercalation of kaolinite is an old and ongoing research topic, there is a limited knowledge available on kaolinite intercalation with different reagents, the mechanism of intercalation complex formation as well as on thermal behavior and phase transition. This review attempts to summarize the most recent achievements in the thermal behavior study of kaolinite intercalation complexes obtained with the most common reagents including potassium acetate, formamide, dimethyl sulfoxide, hydrazine and urea. At the end of this paper, the further work on kaolinite intercalation complex was also proposed.

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ID Code: 50640
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Decomposition, Intercalation complex, Kaolinite, Thermal analysis, Thermal behavior
DOI: 10.1016/j.tca.2012.04.005
ISSN: 1872-762X
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Elsevier B.V.
Copyright Statement: This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Thermochimica Acta. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Thermochimica Acta, [VOL 545, (2012)] DOI: 10.1016/j.tca.2012.04.005
Deposited On: 28 May 2012 22:17
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2013 23:20

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