• N. Belmessaoud Baa University of Sciences and Technology Houari Boumediene. Faculty of Chemistry. Laboratoire de Synthèse Macromoléculaire et Thioorganique Macromoléculaire. El Alia, BP32, Bab Ezzouar, 16111, Algiers
  • N. Bouslah Mokhnachi University of Sciences and Technology Houari Boumediene. Faculty of Chemistry. Laboratoire de Synthèse Macromoléculaire et Thioorganique Macromoléculaire. El Alia, BP32, Bab Ezzouar, 16111, Algiers
  • N. Haddadine University of Sciences and Technology Houari Boumediene. Faculty of Chemistry. Laboratoire de Synthèse Macromoléculaire et Thioorganique Macromoléculaire. El Alia, BP32, Bab Ezzouar, 16111, Algiers



PEG; nanocomposites; Clay; montmorillonite; intercalation


The objective of the present research was to investigate the intercalation of polymer-based surfactant, namely polyethylene-glycol (PEG) as a new montmorillonite MMT modifier inside the interlayer montmorillonite. A full microstructural characterization of the synthesized composites clays-polymers by XRD, FT-IR, TGA and DSC was performed. The XRD patterns and the FTIR spectra of the composites revealed that PEG was successfully intercalated into the galleries of MMT-Na since the basal spacing of the modified clay minerals was increased. The effect of the introduction of the clay on the crystallization temperature (Tc), melting temperature (Tm) and crystallization degree of PEG in the composites was prospected by DSC. The decrease of thermal stability of PEG in the nanocomposite, detected by TGA analysis is ascribed to the loss in the crystallinity of the PEG.


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How to Cite

BAA, N. B.; BOUSLAH MOKHNACHI, N.; HADDADINE, N. SYSTEM BASED ON CLAY/POLYMER FOR BIOMEDICAL APPLICATION. Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, [S. l.], v. 12, n. 1S, p. 108–117, 2019. DOI: 10.4314/jfas.v12i1S.9. Disponível em: Acesso em: 24 mar. 2023.