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Halloysite nanoclay

Kaolin clay
Linear Formula:
Al2Si2O5(OH)4 · 2 H2O
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diam. × L

30-70 nm × 1-3 μm , nanotube


75-96, Hunter Brightness

refractive index

n20/D 1.54

pore size

1.26-1.34 mL/g pore volume

surface area

64 m2/g


8.0 meq/g cation exchange capacity


2.53 (true specific gravity)

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General description

Halloysite nanoclay has a tube like morphology. It shows low electrical, thermal conductivity and strong hydrogen interactions, on account of which the inner hydroxyl groups show greater stability than the surface hydroxyl groups in halloysite. The loss of hole water occurs at nearly 300 °C.
Similar to montmorillonite, halloysite consists of two layers of aluminosilicate in 1:1 Al:Si ratio. Significant improvements in thermal, mechanical properties have been reported on addition of halloysite nanotubes in polymer composites.


Halloysite is frequently used as a reinforcement in various nanocomposites, some of which are listed here:
Isotactic propylene-halloysite nanocomposites.
Alloy composites by electroless/ autocatalytic deposition.
Poly(butylene terephthalate) (PBT) composites.
Zinc–halloysite nanotube (HNT) composite coatings.
Halloysite nanotube–hydroxyapatite–hyaluronic acid films.
Halloysite combined with polyamide, polypropylene, poly(ε-caprolactone) and fluroelastomers.
Its tube like morphology, high aspect ratio, and low percolation enables interesting applications as reinforcements in nanocomposites.


100, 500 g in poly bottle

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Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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Lvov Y. et al.
Colloids Surf., 198-200, 375-375 (2002)
Development of high performance electroless Ni?P?HNT composite coatings
Ranganatha S, et al.
Applied Surface Science, 263, 149-156 (2012)
S R Levis et al.
International journal of pharmaceutics, 243(1-2), 125-134 (2002-08-15)
Halloysite supplied from New Zealand was shown by electron microscopy to be composed mainly of hollow microtubules having typical dimensions of 2-3 microm long and 0.3/0.1 microm outer/inner diameter. Aggregates of microtubules, double tubules and occasional split or partially unrolled
Du M. et al.
Eur. Polymer J., 42, 1362-1362 (2006)
Fabrication and electrochemical characterization of Zn?halloysite nanotubes composite coatings
Ranganatha S and Venkatesha TV
Royal Society of Chemistry Advances, 4, 31230-21238 (2014)


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