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Themed collection Recent Developments in Intercalation Compounds: Chemistry and Applications

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Recent developments in intercalation compounds: chemistry and applications

Welcome to this themed issue of Dalton Transactions entitled “Recent Developments in Intercalation Compounds: Chemistry and Applications”.

Graphical abstract: Recent developments in intercalation compounds: chemistry and applications
Perspective

Mechanochemical methods for the preparation of intercalation compounds, from intercalation to the formation of layered double hydroxides

Mechanochemical methods (solid–solid reactions under ambient conditions or solvent free synthesis) are useful for the preparation of intercalation compounds.

Graphical abstract: Mechanochemical methods for the preparation of intercalation compounds, from intercalation to the formation of layered double hydroxides
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
Perspective

Carrier-doped aromatic hydrocarbons: a new platform in condensed matter chemistry and physics

High quality bulk samples of the first four polyacenes, naphthalene, anthracene, tetracene, and pentacene, doped with alkali metal in 1 : 1 and 1 : 2 stoichiometries were prepared and their fundamental properties were systematically studied. The carrier doped typical aromatic hydrocarbons showed a large variety of properties as well as charge transfer complexes and metal doped fullerides. We open a new category in condensed matter chemistry and physics.

Graphical abstract: Carrier-doped aromatic hydrocarbons: a new platform in condensed matter chemistry and physics
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
Perspective

Alkaline-earth metal phenylphosphonates and their intercalation chemistry

Alcohol and amine intercalates with hosts based on alkaline-earth metal phenylphosphonates are reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Alkaline-earth metal phenylphosphonates and their intercalation chemistry
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
Perspective

DFT calculations for structural prediction and applications of intercalated lamellar compounds

This review lists some relevant types of intercalated lamellar materials and applications of DFT calculations in these materials.

Graphical abstract: DFT calculations for structural prediction and applications of intercalated lamellar compounds
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
Perspective

Nanoarchitectonics in dielectric/ferroelectric layered perovskites: from bulk 3D systems to 2D nanosheets

Dion–Jacobson perovskites and their exfoliated nanosheets provide a unique platform for designing new dielectric/ferroelectric materials.

Graphical abstract: Nanoarchitectonics in dielectric/ferroelectric layered perovskites: from bulk 3D systems to 2D nanosheets
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
Frontier

Organic–inorganic hybrids having a talc-like structure as suitable hosts to guest a wide range of species

The sol–gel process involving hydrolysis and condensation reactions is an attractive way to form siloxane based hybrid materials since it is a one-step method performed under mild conditions.

Graphical abstract: Organic–inorganic hybrids having a talc-like structure as suitable hosts to guest a wide range of species
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
Frontier

Microwave-assisted routes for rapid and efficient modification of layered perovskites

Microwave-assisted methods are effective in a variety of topochemical modifications of layered perovskites.

Graphical abstract: Microwave-assisted routes for rapid and efficient modification of layered perovskites
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
Communication

Ultra-high aspect ratio hybrid materials: the role of organic guest and synthesis method

Hybrid layered double hydroxide materials with high aspect ratio have been prepared by slow hydrolysis of metal hydroxides with hydrophobic anions.

Graphical abstract: Ultra-high aspect ratio hybrid materials: the role of organic guest and synthesis method
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Intercalation of metformin into montmorillonite

Metformin hydrochloride is spontaneously intercalated into layered silicates like montmorillonite by an ion-exchange mechanism, producing a promising controlled release system.

Graphical abstract: Intercalation of metformin into montmorillonite
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Iron-montmorillonite clays as active sorbents for the decontamination of hazardous chemical warfare agents

Montmorillonite clay was modified to introduce iron species and acid sites in the interlayer space, aiming to obtain a catalyst with oxidising and acid properties for the degradation of chemical warfare agents.

Graphical abstract: Iron-montmorillonite clays as active sorbents for the decontamination of hazardous chemical warfare agents
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Self-assembling nanostructured intercalates via ion–dipole bonding

A new system of highly ordered self-assembly intercalated polymer/clay nanocomposite is reported.

Graphical abstract: Self-assembling nanostructured intercalates via ion–dipole bonding
Open Access Paper

Layered gadolinium hydroxides for simultaneous drug delivery and imaging

Drug intercalates of a layered gadolinium hydroxide have been prepared, and their drug delivery and imaging properties explored.

Graphical abstract: Layered gadolinium hydroxides for simultaneous drug delivery and imaging
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Dual chain extension effect and antibacterial properties of biomolecules interleaved within LDH dispersed into PBS by in situ polymerization

Nanocomposites based on poly(butylene succinate) and hydrotalcite-type anionic clays organo-modified with antibacterial biomolecules have been prepared by in situ polymerization.

Graphical abstract: Dual chain extension effect and antibacterial properties of biomolecules interleaved within LDH dispersed into PBS by in situ polymerization
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Micrometer-sized dihydrogenphosphate-intercalated layered double hydroxides: synthesis, selective infrared absorption properties, and applications as agricultural films

Controllable synthesis and selective IR absorption properties of micrometer-sized H2PO4-LDHs were investigated in details as well as the structure-performance relationship.

Graphical abstract: Micrometer-sized dihydrogenphosphate-intercalated layered double hydroxides: synthesis, selective infrared absorption properties, and applications as agricultural films
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A chemical redox reaction to generate rock salt-type materials: the case of Na3V2O5

Chemical redox reactions are extremely efficient to prepare fully reduced or oxidized phases that are formed during the topotactic insertion/extraction of alkaline ions. Moreover, these phases show new ordered or disordered Rock Salt type structures.

Graphical abstract: A chemical redox reaction to generate rock salt-type materials: the case of Na3V2O5
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Tailoring 2D and 3D molecular sieves structures for polyolefin composites: do all roads lead to remarkable performances?

Strategies to tether a Zr-based catalyst to 2D and 3D molecular sieves for olefin polymerizations and their interactions with the surface.

Graphical abstract: Tailoring 2D and 3D molecular sieves structures for polyolefin composites: do all roads lead to remarkable performances?
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Adsorption of Dicamba herbicide onto a carbon replica obtained from a layered double hydroxide

A carbon replica obtained from a LDH was used for the first time as an adsorbent for the removal of Dicamba herbicide from aqueous solutions.

Graphical abstract: Adsorption of Dicamba herbicide onto a carbon replica obtained from a layered double hydroxide
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Soft-Pillared@Magadiite: influence of the interlayer space and amine type on CO2 adsorption

Soft-Pillared@Magadiite can adsorb 0.36 mmol g−1 at 25 °C and desorb CO2 below 90 °C.

Graphical abstract: Soft-Pillared@Magadiite: influence of the interlayer space and amine type on CO2 adsorption
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Insight into the ADOR zeolite-to-zeolite transformation: the UOV case

Optimization of the synthesis conditions allows the top-down synthesis of a novel IPC-12 zeolite by disassembly–reassembly of UOV germanosilicate.

Graphical abstract: Insight into the ADOR zeolite-to-zeolite transformation: the UOV case
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Enrichment of rare earth metal ions by the highly selective adsorption of phytate intercalated layered double hydroxide

Phytate-LDH was prepared by an anion exchange method, which has highly selective adsorption ability for Pr3+, Ce3+, Pb2+, and Co2+ cations.

Graphical abstract: Enrichment of rare earth metal ions by the highly selective adsorption of phytate intercalated layered double hydroxide
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In situ synthesis of magnesium hydroxides modified with tripodal ligands in an organic medium

The use of organic solvents enhanced the designability of the surface functional groups of interlayer-modified magnesium hydroxides with tripodal ligands.

Graphical abstract: In situ synthesis of magnesium hydroxides modified with tripodal ligands in an organic medium
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Synthesis and spectroscopic characterization of alkali–metal intercalated ZrSe2

We report on the synthesis and spectroscopic characterization of alkali metal intercalated ZrSe2 single crystals.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and spectroscopic characterization of alkali–metal intercalated ZrSe2
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Oxidation catalyst obtained by the immobilization of layered double hydroxide/Mn(III) porphyrin on monodispersed silica spheres

Monodispersed hierarchical layered double hydroxide on silica spheres (LDH@SiO2) with core–shell structures were developed for metalloporphyrin immobilization and the materials were used as oxidant catalysts of different substrates.

Graphical abstract: Oxidation catalyst obtained by the immobilization of layered double hydroxide/Mn(iii) porphyrin on monodispersed silica spheres
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Layered double hydroxide and zirconium phosphate as ion exchangers for the removal of ‘black crusts’ from the surface of ancient monuments

Two ion exchanger solids (LDH and ZrP) as an innovative tool to remove gypsum from ancient monuments.

Graphical abstract: Layered double hydroxide and zirconium phosphate as ion exchangers for the removal of ‘black crusts’ from the surface of ancient monuments
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Layered double hydroxide anchored ionic liquids as amphiphilic heterogeneous catalysts for the Knoevenagel condensation reaction

In this paper, three solid base catalysts of LDH-IL-Cn (n = 4, 8, 12) were synthesized by adopting an exfoliation/assembly approach. The as-prepared catalyst showed excellent activity and selectivity for the Knoevenagel reaction in aqueous solution.

Graphical abstract: Layered double hydroxide anchored ionic liquids as amphiphilic heterogeneous catalysts for the Knoevenagel condensation reaction
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Lamellar zirconium phosphates to host metals for catalytic purposes

In the present study a porous lamellar zirconium phosphate heterostructure (PPH) formed from zirconium(IV) phosphate expanded with silica galleries (P/Zr molar ratio equal to 2 and (Si + Zr)/P equal to 3) was prepared to host noble metals.

Graphical abstract: Lamellar zirconium phosphates to host metals for catalytic purposes
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High adjuvant activity of layered double hydroxide nanoparticles and nanosheets in anti-tumour vaccine formulations

OVA-CpG combined vaccines adjuvanted with both layered double hydroxide nanomaterials induced significantly stronger humoral and cell-medicated immune responses.

Graphical abstract: High adjuvant activity of layered double hydroxide nanoparticles and nanosheets in anti-tumour vaccine formulations
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Intercalative hybridization of layered double hydroxide nanocrystals with mesoporous g-C3N4 for enhancing visible light-induced H2 production efficiency

Highly efficient visible-light-active hybrid photocatalysts with enhanced electronic coupling are synthesized via the intercalative hybridization of Zn–Cr-LDH nanocrystals with mesoporous g-C3N4.

Graphical abstract: Intercalative hybridization of layered double hydroxide nanocrystals with mesoporous g-C3N4 for enhancing visible light-induced H2 production efficiency
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Mesoporous silica nanoparticles incorporating squaraine-based photosensitizers: a combined experimental and computational approach

A combined experimental–computational approach allowed a correlation of the homogeneity of the dispersion of squaraine dyes within mesoporous silica nanoparticles with their photosensitizer activity.

Graphical abstract: Mesoporous silica nanoparticles incorporating squaraine-based photosensitizers: a combined experimental and computational approach
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Pillaring of layered zeolite precursors with ferrierite topology leading to unusual molecular sieves on the micro/mesoporous border

Pillaring of FER layers gives porous products depending on the temperature of TEOS treatment.

Graphical abstract: Pillaring of layered zeolite precursors with ferrierite topology leading to unusual molecular sieves on the micro/mesoporous border
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Massive hydration-driven swelling of layered perovskite niobate crystals in aqueous solutions of organo-ammonium bases

A systematic understanding on the osmotic swelling of layered niobate crystals using various amines is reported.

Graphical abstract: Massive hydration-driven swelling of layered perovskite niobate crystals in aqueous solutions of organo-ammonium bases
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Insight into the structural and electronic nature of chemically exfoliated molybdenum disulfide nanosheets in aqueous dispersions

Chemically exfoliated MoS2 nanosheets undergo a reoxidation process when storing the dispersion in ambient air, the chemical nature of which can be monitored from the structural evolution of the restacked nanosheets.

Graphical abstract: Insight into the structural and electronic nature of chemically exfoliated molybdenum disulfide nanosheets in aqueous dispersions
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Synthesis of highly efficient flame retardant polypropylene nanocomposites with surfactant intercalated layered double hydroxides

The thermal and flame retardant performances of polypropylene (PP) nanocomposites with sodium dodecyl sulfate (DDS) and stearic acid intercalated layered double hydroxides (DDS-LDHs and stearic-LDHs) were investigated in this study.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of highly efficient flame retardant polypropylene nanocomposites with surfactant intercalated layered double hydroxides
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In situ generation of layered single- or double-hydroxide inorganic platelets (LSH and LDH) assisted by bola amphiphiles

Comparison of mesoscopic ordering between in situ generation versus ex situ dispersion of inorganic (LSH or LDH) platelets assisted by bola amphiphiles.

Graphical abstract: In situ generation of layered single- or double-hydroxide inorganic platelets (LSH and LDH) assisted by bola amphiphiles
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The synthesis of CuyMnzAl1−zOx mixed oxide as a low-temperature NH3-SCR catalyst with enhanced catalytic performance

A new type of low-temperature selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalyst, CuyMnzAl1−zOx, derived from layered double hydroxides is presented in this contribution.

Graphical abstract: The synthesis of CuyMnzAl1−zOx mixed oxide as a low-temperature NH3-SCR catalyst with enhanced catalytic performance
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Intercalation compounds are complex materials that can be considered at the intersection between chemistry, solid-state physics and materials science and interest in them and their possible applications is rapidly growing across multiple disciplines. This themed issue is intended to gather the most recent and significant contributions on intercalation compounds.

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