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The present invention is directed, in part, to improved nanocomposite compositions and processes for preparing same. Specifically, in one embodiment, there is provided a process for preparing an aqueous nanocomposite dispersion, wherein the process comprises: polymerizing via suspension polymerization a suspension comprising at least one ethylenically unsaturated monomer and a hydrophobically modified clay to form the nanocomposite dispersion after polymerization, wherein the hydrophobically modified clay is dispersed in the monomer. Other embodiments include processes for preparing aqueous nanocomposite particles, colloids, and dispersions using hydrophobically modified clays in aqueous systems and compositions comprising same.

Title
Hydrophobically modified clay polymer nanocomposites
Application Number
9/953710
Publication Number
7211613 (B2)
Application Date
September 17, 2001
Publication Date
May 1, 2007
Inventor
Thomas Glenn Madle
Flourtown
PA, US
Robert Victor Slone
Quakertown
PA, US
Dennis Paul Lorah
Lansdale
PA, US
Agent
Andrew E C Merriam
Assignee
Rohm and Haas Company
PA, US
IPC
C08F 12/08
C08K 3/34
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