About the book
The synthesis and study of clays mixed with different polymers and organic molecules is one of the big deals in intercalation science and technology. With the emergence of nanotechnology, researchers become more interested in studying the unique properties of nanoscale materials. There are different ways to produce clay composites or nanocomposites with polymers; one possible route is the polymerization of aromatic monomers into media having modified clays with large organic acids. The catalytic behavior of some clay surfaces can change the properties of adsorbed or intercalated molecules. Theoretical approaches using quantum chemical calculations combined with new spectroscopic techniques are pushing forward the comprehension of the clay properties. The possibility to prepare new nanostructured 2D materials based on clays as the host or supporting matrix will warrant further application of these materials, especially in the field of nanomaterials. The notable applications include in tissue engineering, environmental remediation, biosensors, filtration, wound dressings, drug delivery, and enzyme immobilization. This book, in this amazing area of clay science, welcomes contributions (but not limited to) form the state-or-art results of synthesis, spectroscopic characterization and applications. The main goal of this work is to contribute in the rationalization of some important results obtained in the clay science and technology area.