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Title: Compositional and structural control on anion sorption capability of layered double hydroxides (LDHs).


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Sandia National Laboratories
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Journal Name: Proposed for publication in the Journal of Colloid and Interface Science.
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United States

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Wang, Yifeng, and Gao, Huizhen. Compositional and structural control on anion sorption capability of layered double hydroxides (LDHs).. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1016/j.jcis.2006.04.061.
Wang, Yifeng, & Gao, Huizhen. Compositional and structural control on anion sorption capability of layered double hydroxides (LDHs).. United States. doi:10.1016/j.jcis.2006.04.061.
Wang, Yifeng, and Gao, Huizhen. Sun . "Compositional and structural control on anion sorption capability of layered double hydroxides (LDHs).". United States. doi:10.1016/j.jcis.2006.04.061.
title = {Compositional and structural control on anion sorption capability of layered double hydroxides (LDHs).},
author = {Wang, Yifeng and Gao, Huizhen},
abstractNote = {No abstract prepared.},
doi = {10.1016/j.jcis.2006.04.061},
journal = {Proposed for publication in the Journal of Colloid and Interface Science.},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2006}
  • Layered double hydroxides (LDHs) have shown great promise as anion getters. In this paper, we demonstrate that the sorption capability of a LDH for a specific oxyanion can be greatly increased by appropriately manipulating material composition and structure. A large set of LDH materials have been synthesized with various combinations of metal cations, interlayer anions, and the molar ratios of divalent cation M(II) to trivalent cation M(III). The synthesized materials have then been tested systematically for their sorption capabilities for pertechnetate (TcO{sub 4}{sup -}). It is discovered that for a given interlayer anion (either CO{sub 3}{sup 2-} or NO{sub 3}{supmore » -}) the Ni-Al LDH with a Ni/Al ratio of 3:1 exhibits the highest sorption capability among all the materials tested. The distribution coefficient (K{sub d}) is determined to be as high as 307 mL/g for Ni{sub 6}Al{sub 2}(0H){sub 16}CO{sub 3}nH{sub 2}O and 1390 mL/g for Ni{sub 6}Al{sub 2}(OH){sub 16}NO{sub 3}nH{sub 2}O at a pH of 8. The sorption of TcO{sub 4}{sup -} on M(II)-M(III)-CO{sub 3} LDHs is dominated by the edge sites of LDH layers and strongly correlated with the basal spacing d{sub 003} of the materials, which increases with the decreasing radii of both divalent and trivalent cations. The sorption reaches its maximum when the layer spacing is just large enough for a pertechnetate anion to fit into a cage space between two neighboring octahedra of metal hydroxides at the edge. Furthermore, the sorption is found to increase with the crystallinity of the materials. For a given combination of metal cations and an interlayer anion, a best crystalline LDH material is obtained generally with a M(II)/M(III) ratio of 3:1. Replacement of interlayer carbonate with readily exchangeable nitrate greatly increases the sorption capability of a LDH material for pertechnetate, due to the enhanced adsorption on edge sites and the possible contribution from interlayer anion exchanges. The work reported here will help to establish a general structure-property relationship for the related layered materials.« less
  • Layered double hydroxides (LDHs) are anionic clays important in disciplines such as environmental chemistry, geochemistry, and materials science. Developments in signal processing of extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) data, such as wavelet transformation (WT), have been used to identify transition metals and Al present in the hydroxide sheets of LDHs. The WT plots of LDHs should be distinct from those of isostructural single metal hydroxides. However, no direct comparison of these minerals appears in the literature using WT. This work systematically analyzes a suite of Ni-rich mineral standards, including Ni–Al LDHs, single metal Ni hydroxides, and Ni-rich silicates usingmore » WT. The results illustrate that the WT plots for α-Ni(OH)2 and Ni–Al LDHs are often indistinguishable from each other, with similar two-component plots for the different mineral types. This demonstrates that the WT of the first metal shell often cannot be used to differentiate an LDH from a single metal hydroxide. Interlayer anions adsorbed to the hydroxide sheet of α-Ni(OH)2 affect the EXAFS spectra and are not visible in the FT but are clearly resolved and discrete in the WT.« less
  • The layered double hydroxides (LDHs) of Mg with Ga and In decompose completely on heating to 500 deg. C to yield poorly ordered oxide residues. In the Mg-Ga system, the oxide residue has a rock-salt structure with Ga incorporated in the MgO matrix. In the Mg-In system, the oxide residue is X-ray amorphous. These oxide residues revert back to the original LDH either on standing in a water-saturated atmosphere or on hydrothermal treatment in a Na{sub 2}CO{sub 3} solution. In contrast, the LDHs of Co with Ga and In yield the thermodynamically stable spinel oxides and the decomposition is irreversible.more » These results have implications for the synthesis of 'oxide' catalysts by thermal decomposition of the LDHs.« less
  • Chromate intercalated layered double hydroxides (LDHs) having the formula M{sup II} {sub 6}M'{sup III} {sub 2}(OH){sub 16}CrO{sub 4}.4H{sub 2}O (M{sup II} = Ca, Mg, Co, Ni, Zn with M'{sup III} = Al and M{sup II} = Mg, Co, Ni with M'{sup III} = Fe) have been prepared by coprecipitation. The products obtained are replete with stacking disorders. DIFFaX simulations show that the stacking disorders are of three kinds: (i) turbostratic disorder of an originally single layered hexagonal (1H) crystal (ii) random intergrowth of polytypes with hexagonal (2H) and rhombohedral (3R) symmetries and (iii) translation of randomly chosen layers by (2/3,more » 1/3, z) and (1/3, 2/3, z) leading to stacking faults having a local structure of rhombohedral symmetry. IR spectra show that the CrO{sub 4} {sup 2-} ion is incorporated either in the T {sub d} or in the C {sub 3v} symmetry. The interlayer spacing in the latter case is 7.3 A characteristic of a single atom thick interlayer showing that the CrO{sub 4} {sup 2-} ion is grafted to the metal hydroxide slab. On thermal treatment, the CrO{sub 4} {sup 2-} ion transforms into Cr(III) and is incorporated into the spinel oxide or phase separates as Cr{sub 2}O{sub 3}. In the LDH of Mg with Al, Cr(III) remains in the MgO lattice as a defect and promotes the reconstruction of the LDH on soaking in water. In different LDHs, 18-50% of the CrO{sub 4} {sup 2-} ion is replaceable with carbonate anions showing only partial mineralization of the water-soluble chromate. The extent of replaceable chromates depends upon the solubility of the corresponding LDH, which in turn is determined by the solubility of the MCrO{sub 4}. These studies have profound implications for the possible use of LDHs for chromate amelioration in green chemistry.« less
  • Co-containing layered double hydroxides at different pH have been prepared, and aged following different routes. The solids prepared have been characterized by element chemical analysis, powder X-ray diffraction, thermogravimetric and differential thermal analyses (both in nitrogen and in oxygen), FT-IR and Vis-UV spectroscopies, temperature-programmed reduction and surface area assessment by nitrogen adsorption at -196 deg. C. The best conditions found to preserve the cobalt species in the divalent oxidation state are preparing the samples at controlled pH, and then submit them to ageing under microwave irradiation. - Graphical abstract: The use of microwave-hydrothermal treatment, controlling both temperature and ageing time,more » permits to synthesize well-crystallized nanomaterials with controlled surface properties. An enhancement in the crystallinity degree and an increase in the particle size are observed when the irradiation time is prolonged.« less