Exfoliation of layered octosilicate by simple cation exchange with didecyldimethylammonium ions

Shimon Osada, Aoi Iribe, Kazuyuki Kuroda

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Layered octosilicate was exfoliated by stirring didecyldimethylammonium- exchanged silicate in pentane with ultrasonication. The silicate framework was retained at least partly even after the exfoliation. Loosely arranged decyl groups in the interlayers probably induce the exfoliation. This exfoliation method should be applicable to other layered alkali silicates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-82
Number of pages3
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1


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