TGDTA study was performed to evaluate the thermal stability of the resultant intercalates.
Clay and clay intercalates are the focus of research due to their superior thermal, chemical, sportive and catalytic properties.
As it is well established that the properties of intercalates depend on the nature of the clay, the type of chemical intercalates and the synthesis conditions [13-15], hence, selection of starting clay would certainly effect the resultant intercalates.
We report on the modification of pre-baked clay with sodium and potassium hydroxides at 150 , 500 and 700 o C to get thermally stable intercalates.
The TG-DTA curves obtained in case of original as well as clay-NaOH and clay-KOH intercalates heated at 150, 500 and 750 o C, are provided in Figs.
In the context of a liquid metallic hydrogen model [2, 3], non-hydrogen elements reside in the layers between hydrogen hexagonal planes forming an intercalate arrangement (see Fig.
A trigger finally turned the intercalate rapidly into the gaseous phase resulting in a red giant.
Hydrogen is confined to its hexagonal planes and all other elements to the intercalate positions between the hydrogen planes.
Furthermore, exfoliation in graphite intercalate compounds  has profound consequences, regarding stellar structure and behavior.