Surface modification of layered zirconium phosphate with PNIPAM Academic Article uri icon


  • A new method was reported to modify layered zirconium phosphate (ZrP) with thermoresponsive polymer PNIPAM (poly N-isopropylacrylamide). PNIPAM was proved to be covalently grafted onto ZrP. (60)Co γ-rays irradiation produced peroxide groups on the surface which, upon heating, initiated free radical polymerization and subsequent attachment of PNIPAM.

author list (cited authors)

  • Wang, X., Zhao, D. i., Medina, I., Diaz, A., Wang, H., Clearfield, A., Mannan, M. S., & Cheng, Z.

citation count

  • 11

publication date

  • April 2016