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Appl. Sci. 2018, 8(7), 1068; https://doi.org/10.3390/app8071068

Stability of Halloysite, Imogolite, and Boron Nitride Nanotubes in Solvent Media

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Dipartimento di Fisica e Chimica, Università degli Studi di Palermo, 90128 Palermo, Italy
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Department of Organic Chemistry, Lviv Polytechnic National University, 79013 Lviv, Ukraine
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Received: 28 May 2018 / Revised: 15 June 2018 / Accepted: 27 June 2018 / Published: 30 June 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Nanotechnology and Applied Nanosciences)
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Inorganic nanotubes are attracting the interest of many scientists and researchers, due to their excellent application potential in different fields. Among them, halloysite and imogolite, two naturally-occurring aluminosilicate mineral clays, as well as boron nitride nanotubes have gained attention for their proper shapes and features. Above all, it is important to reach highly stable dispersion in water or organic media, in order to exploit the features of this kind of nanoparticles and to expand their applications. This review is focused on the structural and morphological features, performances, and ratios of inorganic nanotubes, considering the main strategies to prepare homogeneous colloidal suspensions in various solvent media as special focus and crucial point for their uses as nanomaterials. View Full-Text
Keywords: colloidal stability; nanoparticle dispersion; halloysite; imogolite; boron nitrides; nanotubes colloidal stability; nanoparticle dispersion; halloysite; imogolite; boron nitrides; nanotubes
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Lisuzzo, L.; Cavallaro, G.; Lazzara, G.; Milioto, S.; Parisi, F.; Stetsyshyn, Y. Stability of Halloysite, Imogolite, and Boron Nitride Nanotubes in Solvent Media. Appl. Sci. 2018, 8, 1068.

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