Delaminating and restacking MgAl-layered double hydroxide monitored and characterized by a range of instrumental methods

Szabolcs Muráth, Zoltán Somosi, Ildikó Y. Tóth, Etelka Tombácz, P. Sipos, I. Pálinkó

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The delamination-restacking properties of MgAl-layered double hydroxide (MgAl-LDH) were studied in various solvents. The LDH samples were successfully delaminated in polar amides (formamide, . N-methylformamide, N-methylacetamide). Usually, delamination was finalized by ultrasonic treatment. As rehydrating solutions, numerous Na-salts with single-, double- and triple-charged anions were used. Reconstruction was accomplished with anions of one or two negative charges, but triple-charged ones generally disrupted the rebuilding process, likely, because their salts with the metals of the LDH are very stable, and the thin layers can more readily transform to salts than the ordered materials. Samples and delamination-restacking processes were characterized by X-ray diffractometry (XRD), infrared spectroscopy (IR), dynamic light scattering (DLS), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy-dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX).

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Molecular Structure
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Sep 3 2016



  • Delamination
  • MgAl-layered double hydroxide
  • Restacking
  • Structural characterization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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