Expansion of intertubular mesopores of imogolite nanotubes by thermal decomposition of an imogolite-poly(sodium 4-styrenesulfonate) composite

Yoshiyuki Kuroda, Kazuyuki Kuroda

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    Intertubular mesopores of imogolite nanotubes were enlarged by using poly(sodium 4-styrenesulfonate) as an expander. The polyanion was bound electrostatically on the positively charged imogolite nanotubes to form an intertwined composite, which provided expanded intertubular mesopores after heat treatment. The expanded intertubular mesopores are expected to contribute to efficient diffusion.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)46-48
    Number of pages3
    JournalChemistry Letters
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2011


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    • Chemistry(all)

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