Preparation and characterization of new chirally modified laponites

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Chirally modified hectorites (laponite RD) were prepared by ion exchange with (R)- and (S)-N-alkyl-phenylethyl ammonium salts. The structure of the chiral clay-organocomplexes were studied by X-ray diffraction and FT-IR-spectroscopy. Due to the low charge density of the laponite the organic modifiers lay on the inner surface of lamellae, no pillaring effect was observed. Using the chiral nanoreactors obtained in a catalytic process enantiodifferentiation was observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-344
Number of pages6
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2000
Event10th International Symposium on Intercalation Compounds (ISIC 10) - Okasaki, Jpn
Duration: May 30 1999Jun 3 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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