Zaharia A1, Perrin FX, Teodorescu M, Radu AL, Iordache TV, Florea AM, Donescu D, Sarbu A.
Phys Chem Chem Phys. 2015 Oct 14;17(38):24908-16. doi: 10.1039/c5cp04395f.In this study, the organophilization procedure of kaolin rocks with a monofunctional ethoxysilane- 3 aminopropyl dimethyl ethoxysilane (APMS) is depicted for the first time. The two-step organophilization procedure, including dimethyl sulfoxide intercalation and APMS grafting onto the inner hydroxyl surface of kaolinite (the mineral) layers was tested for three sources of kaolin rocks (KR, KC and KD) with various morphologies and kaolinite compositions. Read More