Paper Title
Synthesis and Characterization of Clay Based κ-carrageenan Hydrogels

In this current study in order to study the structure of modified κ-carrageenan hydrogel nanocomposites were synthesized. Further using conventional techniques such as EDX and XRD performed the characterization of the clays, while the hydrogels were characterized by Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope, Fourier. Transform InfraredSpectroscopy (FTIR) and EDX. It was found that using clay increased the swelling ratio of hydrogels. The swelling of montmorillonite was found to be greater when compared to Illite. Keyword s - Clay, Illite, Hydrogel, MgO nanoparticles, Montmorilloni