Preparation of α-zirconium phosphate nanoplatelets with wide variations in aspect ratios Academic Article uri icon


  • Synthetic α-zirconium phosphate (α-ZrP) layer structures have been prepared via three different approaches. By controlling the concentration of reactants, temperature, pressure, and using a complexing agent, α-ZrP with a wide variation in aspect ratios has been prepared. Synthetic α-ZrP can be easily intercalated by amines and then exfoliated in epoxy to prepare polymer nanocomposites. Nanocomposites that contain exfoliated α-ZrP nanoplatelets with wide variations in aspect ratios can be utilized as model systems to study the structure-property relationship in polymer nanocomposites. © The Royal Society of Chemistry and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique.

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  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Sun, L., Boo, W. J., Sue, H., & Clearfield, A.

citation count

  • 222

publication date

  • January 2007