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Title: Dispersions of kaolin particles in non-aqueous solvents and polymers
Author: Zhang, Yan
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2008
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The stability of particles plays an essential role in manipulating the properties of their suspensions. Alkyl silanes and amines were applied to modify the kaolin surface in order to render the particles hydrophobic and dispersible in non-polar solvents. A Hammett indicator shows the surface of kaolin has strong acidic groups and the silanes, such as isobutyltrimethoxysilane (IBTMS), did not neutralise them, whereas the amines, such as hydrogenated tallow (HT) and a polyisobutyl chain based stabiliser (SAP), reacted with them.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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