Steric stabilization of modified nanoclays triggered by temperature

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Abstract

Halloysite clay nanotubes were modified through the adsorption of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)-amine terminated (PNIPA-NH2) onto the external surface by exploiting electrostatic interactions at pH=6. In spite the amount of attached polymer is rather low (1wt%), the properties of the nanotubes are deeply modified. The apparent specific volume and isentropic compressibilities of the hybrid nanomaterial dispersed in water evidenced the transferring of the termosensitive property from the polymer to halloysite. The hydrodynamic radius as well as the ζ-potential of the nanohybrid are consistent with the attachment of a positively charged polymer onto the negative surface of the nanotube. The colloidal stability was strongly enhanced in the temperature domain below the lower critical solution temperature. This methodology endowed to obtain hollow nanotubes with a stimuli-responsive corona.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)346-351
Numero di pagine6
RivistaJournal of Colloid and Interface Science
Volume461
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2016

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