LAPONITE® (Lap) clay mineral was successful functionalized by triazole groups in a two steps procedure. First, the Lap edges were modified with 3-azidopropyltrimethoxysilane by traditional heating and microwave irradiation. Microwave irradiation allowed us to obtain high loading onto the Lap edges in lower times compared to those obtained through conventional method. Afterwards, the triazole moieties were obtained by reaction be- tween azido functionalized Lap and propargyl alcohol. The successful functionalization of Lap was proved by thermogravimetric analysis, FT-IR spectroscopy, dynamic light scattering and ζ-potential measurements. Finally, the effects of the surface modification on the gel formation ability of Lap were studied by gelation tests and the morphology of the gel phases was investigated by polarized optical microscopy measurements and diffusion experiments.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Applied Clay Science|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Geochemistry and Petrology