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organotropic

[ȯr¦gan·ə¦träp·ik]
(microbiology)
Of microorganisms, localizing in or entering the body by way of the viscera or, occasionally, somatic tissue.
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[33] found that the proper content of organophilic montmorillonite (OMMT) could reduce the cell size and increase the cell density of PBS/Polylactic (PLA)/OMMT foams.
The dopamine layer on the GF surface had rendered the surface more organophilic with greater wettability of the epoxy resin.
Available with organophilic surface modification to improve dispersion and reduce energy requirements during processing.
One of the suggested solutions to overcome this problem was the use of more accelerators than sulfur and/or by filling with suitable filler such as organophilic grade of carbon black.
All of these changes refer to the organophilic modification of Na-MMT by CTAB in the prepared sample of organo-MMT [19, 22-26].
(8) investigated the effects of organophilic clay concentration on nonisothermal crystallization of poly(L-lactic acid) (PLLA)/montmorillonite (MMT) nanocomposites.
Park, "Synthesis and characterisation of hydrophilic and organophilic graphene nanosheets," Carbon, vol.
These galleries are normally occupied by cations such as [Na.sup.+], [Ca.sup.2+], and [Mg.sup.2+] and are easily able to form organophilic clays by the introduction of alkylammonium ions or other organic cation by exchange reaction.
Natural clays and polymers are incompatible with each other since they show different characters being inherently hydrophilic and organophilic, respectively.
On the contrary, [t.sub.2] and [t.sub.90] are reduced when organophilic MMTs are added to the rubber blend.
The MMT Cloisite [Na.sup.+] is not organophilic treated resulting in very high values of normalized detectors' intensity (light extinction) in the range of 0.6 (Fig.
These type of clays are naturally hydrophilic and contain [Na.sup.+], [K.sup.+] and [Ca.sup.2+] ions in free state between layers, which can be exchanged with organophilic surfactants for achieving compatibility between clay and polymer matrix.