Surface functionalization of zirconium phosphate nanoplatelets for the design of polymer fillers. Academic Article uri icon


  • Inorganic-organic hybrid materials were synthesized by covalent attachment of epoxides to the surface of zirconium phosphate (ZrP) nanoplatelets. X-ray powder diffraction, FTIR, and TGA were utilized to confirm the presence of the modifiers and exclusive functionalization of the ZrP surface. NMR experiments were conducted to confirm the formation of P-O-C bonds between surface phosphate groups and epoxide rings. The applicability of the organically modified products was demonstrated by their use as fillers in a polymer matrix. Subsequently, a two step intercalation and surface modification procedure was utilized to prepare polymer nanocomposites that were imparted with functionality through the encapsulation of molecules within the interlayer of surface modified ZrP.

published proceedings

  • ACS Appl Mater Interfaces

altmetric score

  • 0.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Mosby, B. M., Daz, A., Bakhmutov, V., & Clearfield, A.

citation count

  • 77

complete list of authors

  • Mosby, Brian M||Díaz, Agustín||Bakhmutov, Vladimir||Clearfield, Abraham

publication date

  • January 2014