Intercalation of various oxide species in-between Laponite layers studied by spectroscopic methods

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Synthetic hectorite (laponite) was prepared and pillared by partially hydrolyzed Al, Zr and Cr salts. The synthesis of the host material as well as its pillaring was successful. The samples were treated in various ways and were characterized by X-ray diffractometry, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy and BET surface area measurements. It was found that the pillared structure survived calcination at 773 K making these materials potential shape selective catalysts up to this temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-420
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Molecular Structure
Publication statusPublished - May 28 2001



  • Alumina-,zirconia- and chromia-pillared laponite
  • Characterization
  • Pillaring
  • Smectite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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