Synthesis and characterization of HDA/NaMMT organoclay

caner y., İŞÇİ TURUTOĞLU S., ÜNLÜ C. H., ATICI O., ışık e., nurfer g.

Bulletin of Materials Science, vol.28, no.6, pp.623-628, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf02706353
  • Journal Name: Bulletin of Materials Science
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.623-628
  • Keywords: Hexadecylamine, Montmorillonite, Organoclay
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, the rheologic and colloidal characterizations of sodium montmorillonite (NaMMT) were examined. Hexadecylamine (CH3(CH 2)15NH2, HDA) was added to the bentonite water dispersion (2%, w/w) in different concentrations in the range 5-6 × 10-4-9-4 × 10-3 m mol/1. The Theological and electrokinetic behaviour of aqueous montmorillonite dispersions was investigated as a function of solid content and HDA concentration. The basal spacings of the HDA/NaMMT composites were studied by X-ray diffraction. The FTIR spectra were obtained from the modified bentonite products, which revealed the characteristic absorbances after treatment with HDA. © Indian Academy of Sciences.