Colloid and Polymer Science

, Volume 284, Issue 12, pp 1465–1470 | Cite as

Surface modification of superfine tourmaline powder with titanate coupling agent

  • Ying Wang
  • Jen-Taut Yeh
  • Tongjian Yue
  • Rongxing Yao
  • Xinyuan Shen
Short Communication


The effects of surface modification of the superfine tourmaline powder with a titanate coupling agent were discussed by investigating its hydrophobicity and distribution in poly (ethylene terephthalate) (PET). The modified tourmaline powder became hydrophobic, which resulted in better distribution in the PET matrix. The mechanism of the surface modification was analyzed.


Superfine tourmaline powder Titanate coupling agent Poly (ethylene terephthalate) (PET) Surface modification 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ying Wang
    • 1
  • Jen-Taut Yeh
    • 2
  • Tongjian Yue
    • 1
  • Rongxing Yao
    • 1
  • Xinyuan Shen
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Materials Science and EngineeringDong Hua UniversityShanghaiPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Department and Graduate School of Fiber and Polymer EngineeringNational Taiwan University of Science and TechnologyTaipeiRepublic of China

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