Layered Double Hydroxides (LDHs): Synthesis, Characterization and Applications

Ian T. Sherman (Editor)

Series: Materials Science and Technologies
BISAC: TEC021000



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Layered double hydroxides (LDHs) are clay-type materials with extraordinary properties, whose structure is composed of stacked inorganic metal oxide layers built by connected sheets. The crystal structure of layered double hydroxides is based on positive charged brucite-like mainlayers and balanced by reversible exchangeable interlayer anions, additional cations and water molecules.

Due to their negligible toxicity and buffering properties, LDHs are commercially employed as antacids and they are increasingly studied as vehicles in drug and gene delivery systems. This book discusses the synthesis, characterization and applications of layered double hydroxides.
(Imprint: Nova)


Chapter 1 - Catalytic Applications of Layered Double Hydroxides (LDHs) (pp. 1-32)
Cristina I. Fernandes, Pedro D. Vaz and Carla D. Nunes (CQB, Departamento de Química e Bioquímica, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 2 - Synthesis of Zn2+-Layered Double Hydroxides with Interlayer Amino Acid Anions (pp. 33-50)
Thomas Kühn and Herbert Pöllmann (Soil Science, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle, Germany, and others)

Chapter 3 - Synthesis and Characterization of Manganese Containing Layered Double Hydroxides (LDH‟s) (pp. 51-72)
Uwe König and Herbert Pöllmann (PANalytical B.V. , Netherlands, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany)

Chapter 4 - Treatment of Sulfur and Nitrogen Oxides with Mg−Al Oxide Obtained by the Thermal Decomposition of Mg−Al Layered Double Hydroxide (pp. 73-100)
Tomohito Kameda and Toshiaki Yoshioka (Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan)
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Chapter 5 - LDH Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Size Control and Applications in Nanomedicine (pp. 101-120)
Ricardo Rojas, Dariana Aristizabal Bedoya, Cecilia Vasti and Carla E. Giacomelli (INFIQC-CONICET. Departamento de Fisicoquímica, Facultad de Ciencias Químicas, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. Ciudad Universitaria, Córdoba, Argentina)

Chapter 6 - Layered Double Hydroxides and Certain Environmental Applications (The Contribution of LGICT) (pp. 121-132)
George Z. Kyzas and Kostas A. Matis (Department of Petroleum and Natural Gas Technology, Technological Educational Institute of Kavala, Kavala, Greece and Kostas A. Matis, Laboratory of General & Inorganic Chemical Technology, Department of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)

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