Halloysite: Structure, Occurrence and Applications

Herbert A. Eckart (Editor)

Series: Geology and Mineralogy Research Developments
BISAC: SCI048000

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Halloysite is a natural clay mineral that belongs to the kaolin group. Its chemical formula is Al2(OH)4Si2O5.nH2O. Primarily, this mineral is an ideal nanofiller for polymer composites, but it is also utilized in the manufacture of ceramic wares and in the encapsulation of drugs in the pharmaceutical industry.

The authors present details regarding a simple, rapid, high-yield, and low-temperature synthetic approach for the in-situ growth of noble metal nanoparticles in the interior of halloysite nanotubes.

Benefits of halloysite nanotubes for polymeric structures and technical applications in various fields are highlighted, particularly their thermal stability, mechanical strength, and non-flammability.

The closing chapter focuses on the latest research concerning halloysite nanotubes applications in different fields such as biomedicine and pharmacotherapy, food packaging, agriculture, water treatment, catalysis and antifouling.
(Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1. A General Approach to Halloysite Clay Mineral
(Meltem Karaismailoğlu and Sena Zeynep Kutlu and Tuğba Ucar Demir, Department of Energy Science and Technology, Turkish-German University, Istanbul, Turkey, and others)

Chapter 2. Halloysite-Based Nanopeapod Composites: Rapid and Controlled In-Situ Growth of Noble Metal Nanostructures within Halloysite Clay Nanotubes
(Taha Rostamzadeh, Md Shahidul Islam Khan and John B. Wiley, Department of Chemistry and Advanced Materials Research Institute, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, US)

Chapter 3. The Halloysite Nanostructure-Based Materials
(Ayesha Kausar, National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan)

Chapter 4. Recent Advances in Halloysite Nanotubes Applications
(Dorel Florea, Mihai Cosmin Corobea and Zina Vuluga, National Institute for Research and Development in Chemistry and Petrochemistry, Bucharest, Romania)

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