Preparation, intercalation and exfoliation of α-zirconium phosphate with varying dimensions Conference Paper uri icon


  • Synthetic α-zirconium phosphate (α-ZrP) platelets with varying dimensions have been prepared via three different approaches. The α-ZrP can be easily intercalated by amines and then exfoliated in epoxy to prepare polymer nanocomposites. Such nanocomposites containing exfoliated α-ZrP sheets with varying aspect ratios can be used to study the structure-property relationship in polymer nanocomposites.

author list (cited authors)

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

publication date

  • July 2006