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ClayAl2O3 • 2SiO2 • 2H2O Nanotube CAS Number : 1332-58-7
Halloysite nanoclay has a tube like morphology. It shows low electrical, thermal conductivity and strong hydrogen interactions, on account of which the inner hydroxyl groups show greater stability than the surface hydroxyl groups in halloysite. The loss of hole water occurs at nearly 300 °C.The tube like morphology, high aspect ratio, low percolation show interesting applications as reinforcements in nanocomposites. Similar to montmorillonite, halloysite consists of two layers of aluminosilicate in 1:1 Al:Si ratio. Significant improvements in thermal, mechanical properties has been reported on addition of halloysite nanotubes in polymer composites.