The present invention provide methods for producing a low moisture organophyllosilicate composition using monomers, oligomers, or polymers to displace water associated with the organophyllosilicates in an aqueous organophyllosilicate slurry or filter cake. The invention additionally provides methods for producing organophyllosilicate nanocomposites from the concentrated organophyllosilicate compositions by dispersing the compositions in a polymer matrix.
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH
The invention was made with Government support under Contract No. W-31-109-ENG-38 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.