05698624 is referenced by 54 patents and cites 53 patents.

Nanocomposites are manufactured by combining a matrix polymer and exfoliated intercalates formed by contacting a phyllosilicate with a water-insoluble polymer to adsorb or intercalate the polymer between adjacent phyllosilicate platelets. Sufficient water-insoluble polymer is adsorbed between adjacent phyllosilicate 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 30-40 .ANG., so that the intercalate easily can be exfoliated, e.g., when mixed with a polymer melt, to provide a matrix polymer/platelet composite (nanocomposite) material--the platelets being exfoliated from the intercalate.

Title
Exfoliated layered materials and nanocomposites comprising matrix polymers and said exfoliated layered materials formed with water-insoluble oligomers and polymers
Application Number
8/488263
Publication Number
5698624
Application Date
June 7, 1995
Publication Date
December 16, 1997
Inventor
Anatoliy Goldman
Palatine
IL, US
Anatoliy Sorokin
Buffalo Grove
IL, US
Semeon Tsipursky
Lincolnwood
IL, US
Gary W Beall
McHenry
IL, US
Agent
Marshall O Toole Gerstein Murray & Borun
Assignee
AMCOL International Corporation
IL, US
IPC
C08K 5/36
C08K 5/35
C08K 3/34
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