Xuan, Y; et al.COLLOIDS AND SURFACES A-PHYSICOCHEMICAL AND ENGINEERING ASPECTS, 2013, 442: 50-60发布时间：2013-09-27
Inhibiting effect of dopamine adsorption and polymerization on hydrated swelling of montmorillonite
Xuan, Y*; Jiang, GC; Li, YY; Wang, JS; Geng, HN
This paper aims at evaluating the inhibition performance of dopamine (DA) on hydrated swelling of montmorillonite (MMT) and exploring the inhibitive mechanism. The inhibition performance of DA was evaluated through the combination of linear swelling and mud making tests, and compared with three commonly used inhibitors in the field. The results show that DA performs extremely well on inhibiting the MMT swelling, within a broad temperature range even at 200 degrees C. Based on a combined use of FT-IR, XPS, XRD, zeta potential and TEM analysis, the probable inhibition mechanism was determined due to the identification of the structure of polydopamine (pDA) polymerized in the MMT interlayer. The results indicate that the forming of interlayered pDA that composed of bilayer planer 5, 6-dihydroxyindole (DHI) oligomers is primarily responsible for the excellent inhibition ability of DA. In addition to this, the collapse of MMT colloidal particle diffuse double layers due to the adsorption of positive charged DA monomers also contributed considerably to the inhibition effect on hydrated swelling.