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Issue 41, 2017
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Recent progress in the synthesis of nanostructured magnesium hydroxide

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This review highlights synthetic routes for producing nanostructured magnesium hydroxide and focuses on how these various preparative approaches can produce Mg(OH)2 nanoparticles with controlled size and morphology. Mg(OH)2 nanocrystals with rod-, needle-, hollow tube- or platelet-like morphology can be synthesised by the modification of chemical and physical experimental parameters such as the selection of magnesium precursor, solvent and temperature or by employing surface modifiers and templates. Techniques based on hydrothermal/solvothermal treatments, microwave heating and (co-)precipitation are dominant in the production of Mg(OH)2 at the nanoscale, but other materials design approaches are now emerging. Bulk Mg(OH)2 has been extensively studied over decades and finds use in a wide range of applications. Moreover, the hydroxide can also serve as a precursor for other commercially important materials such as MgO. Nanostructuring the material has proven extremely useful in modifying some of its most important properties – not least enhancing the performance of Mg(OH)2 as a non-toxic flame retardant – but equally it is creating new avenues of applied research. We evaluate herein the latest efforts to design novel synthesis routes to nano-Mg(OH)2, to understand the mechanisms of crystallite growth and to tailor microstructure towards specific properties and applications.

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Submitted
30 Aug 2017
Accepted
03 Oct 2017
First published
03 Oct 2017

This article is Open Access

CrystEngComm, 2017,19, 6067-6084
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Recent progress in the synthesis of nanostructured magnesium hydroxide

G. Balducci, L. Bravo Diaz and D. H. Gregory, CrystEngComm, 2017, 19, 6067
DOI: 10.1039/C7CE01570D

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