The synthesis and applications of amino functionalized clay will be discussed in this talk. The tailor made clay containing amino pendants is easily dispersible in water. This property has been effectively utilized to make water soluble clay-metal nanoparticles composites, clay-protein and clay-polymer composites. Further, the use of aminoclay as a permselective matrix in stabilizing copper nanoparticles will be highlighted. The template application of aminoclay in making mesostructured layered carbon will also be discussed.
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