K 10, powder

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250 m2/g



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General description

Montmorillonite is a layered clay mineral (2:1 phyllosilicate) that belongs to a class of the smectite group. It is a naturally abundant material and is chemically modified by the cation-exchange method for the preparation of polymer nanocomposites.


Montmorillonite has been used as:
  • A nanofiller to improve the mechanical properties of poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) film for potential usage in packaging applications.
  • A catalyst in the conversion of polar and non-polar algae oil lipids to biodiesel.

It can also be used:
  • As a nanofiller in the preparation of biopolymer based nanocomposites.
  • In the preparation of Fe3+-montmorillonite, a solid acid catalyst for the synthesis of xanthenedione derivatives.


100 g in poly bottle
1 kg in poly bottle

Other Notes

Solid Lewis acid catalyst

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

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Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Thermal degradation kinetics and isoconversional analysis of biodegradable poly (3-hydroxybutyrate)/organomodified montmorillonite nanocomposites.
Achilias DS, et al.
Thermochimica Acta, 514(1-2), 58-66 (2011)
Conversion of polar and non-polar algae oil lipids to fatty acid methyl esters with solid acid catalysts-A model compound study.
Asikainen M, et al.
Bioresource Technology, 191(1-2), 300-305 (2015)
Fe3+-montmorillonite as a cost-effective and recyclable solid acidic catalyst for the synthesis of xanthenediones.
Song G, et al.
Catalysis Communications, 8(4), 673-676 (2007)
Biopolymer chitosan/montmorillonite nanocomposites: preparation and characterization.
Wang SF, et al.
Polymer Degradation and Stability, 90(1), 123-131 (2005)
Poly (vinyl alcohol): Montmorillonite: Boiled rice water (starch) blend film reinforced with silver nanoparticles; characterization and antibacterial properties.
Mathew S, et al.
Applied Clay Science, 161(1-2), 464-473 (2018)

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