Bionanocomposites of low charge swelling mica with several functional organic moieties have been synthesized under mild hydrothermal conditions at 120 °C and characterized by powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy and ultraviolet, infrared and energy dispersive spectroscopies. The low charge mica showed affinity for the intercalation of a range of organic guest molecules including cellulose and fructose. All nanocomposites retained the parent mica layered structure with guest molecules occupying the mica interlamellar space.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Geochemistry and Petrology