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Exfoliated layered silicate material derived from intercalates formed by contacting the layer material, e.g., a phyllosilicate, with an intercalant polymer to sorb or intercalate the polymer between adjacent platelets of the layered material. Sufficient intercalant polymer is sorbed between adjacent platelets to expand the adjacent platelets to a spacing of at least about 10 .ANG. (as measured after water removal), up to about 100 .ANG. and preferably in the range of about 30-45 .ANG., so that the intercalate easily can be exfoliated, e.g., when mixed with a thermoplastic or thermosetting matrix polymer melt, to provide a matrix polymer/platelet nanocomposite material--the platelets being exfoliated from the intercalate.

Title
Intercalates and exfoliates formed with oligomers and polymers and composite materials containing same
Application Number
8/488264
Publication Number
5552469
Application Date
June 7, 1995
Publication Date
September 3, 1996
Inventor
Anatoliy Goldman
Palatine
IL, US
Anatoliy Sorokin
Buffalo Grove
IL, US
Semeon Tsipsursky
Lincolnwood
IL, US
Gary W Beall
McHenry
IL, US
Agent
Marshall O Toole Gerstein Murray & Borun
Assignee
AMCOL International Corporation
IL, US
IPC
C03C 10/14
C08K 3/34
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