Synthesis of dispersible nanosheets based on monolayer clays with imidazolium and ammonium cations having long-chain alkyl groups

Ayami Suzuki, Yuya Oaki, Hiroaki Imai

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Clay-based nanosheets were produced from montmorillonite modified with organic cations. Exfoliation of the clay was achieved by ion exchange with imidazolium and ammonium cations having long-chain alkyl groups. Dispersible nanosheets as a monolayer clay was obtained through the exfoliation by adjusting of the alkyl-chain length. Homogeneous dispersion of the nanosheets was demonstrated in a non-protonic polar liquid and polymeric solid media.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-356
Number of pages4
JournalNippon Seramikkusu Kyokai Gakujutsu Ronbunshi/Journal of the Ceramic Society of Japan
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Apr 1



  • Clay
  • Montmorillonite
  • Nanocomposite
  • Nanosheet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry

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