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Themed collection Inorganic Porous and Layered Material

38 items
Editorial

A life in crystallography

This themed issue honors Professor Abraham Clearfield FRSC who has been a luminary for more than 60 years in the fields of crystallography, inorganic solid-state chemistry and materials science, and has touched the lives of many colleagues and friends during this time.

Graphical abstract: A life in crystallography
From the themed collection: Inorganic Porous and Layered Material
Perspective

Engineering functional inorganic nanobiomaterials: controlling interactions between 2D-nanosheets and enzymes

A discussion of recent advances in controlling the enzyme-nanosheet interface, and rational methods to engineer interactions at these interface to build better nanobiomaterials and biodevices is presented.

Graphical abstract: Engineering functional inorganic nanobiomaterials: controlling interactions between 2D-nanosheets and enzymes
From the themed collection: Inorganic Porous and Layered Material
Frontier

Engineering polyoxometalate-intercalated layered double hydroxides for catalytic applications

Polyoxometalates-intercalated layered double hydroxides (POMs–LDHs) nanocomposites have received considerable attention recently owing to the intrinsic properties of POMs and LDHs and significant synergistic effects during the catalytic process.

Graphical abstract: Engineering polyoxometalate-intercalated layered double hydroxides for catalytic applications
From the themed collection: Inorganic Porous and Layered Material
Communication

Defect induced photoluminescence and triboluminescence in layered CaLaAl3O7

Attractive photoluminescence and triboluminescence were demonstrated in layered CaLaAl3O7, and the intrinsic defect effects were investigated.

Graphical abstract: Defect induced photoluminescence and triboluminescence in layered CaLaAl3O7
From the themed collection: Inorganic Porous and Layered Material
Communication

A unique uranyl framework containing uranyl pentamers as secondary building units: synthesis, structure, and spectroscopic properties

In this work, two uranyl framework compounds consisting of 1,2,4-benzenetricarboxylic ligands have been synthesized, and one of them adopts an open framework structure built from uranyl pentamers.

Graphical abstract: A unique uranyl framework containing uranyl pentamers as secondary building units: synthesis, structure, and spectroscopic properties
From the themed collection: Inorganic Porous and Layered Material
Communication

AxCe9(IO3)36 (A = K, La): the effects of a change in the intermediate valence on the second-harmonic generation response

A tiny change in the intermediate valence of Ce has little effect on the microscopic net dipole moment per unit volume but it strongly affects the macroscopic SHG response in the visible region, as demonstrated here.

Graphical abstract: AxCe9(IO3)36 (A = K, La): the effects of a change in the intermediate valence on the second-harmonic generation response
From the themed collection: Inorganic Porous and Layered Material
Communication

Ba8SrPb24O24Cl18: the first alkali-earth metal lead(II) oxyhalide with an intriguing multimember-ring layer

A new oxyhalide Ba8SrPb24O24Cl18 exhibits fascinating multimember-ring layers and intriguing optical properties.

Graphical abstract: Ba8SrPb24O24Cl18: the first alkali-earth metal lead(ii) oxyhalide with an intriguing multimember-ring layer
From the themed collection: Inorganic Porous and Layered Material
Communication

Investigating the effect of positional isomerism on the assembly of zirconium phosphonates based on tritopic linkers

Combination of the novel linker 2,4,6-tris[3-(phosphonomethyl)phenyl]-1,3,5-triazine and Zr(IV) afforded a layered compound that lacks extended inorganic connectivity and displays good proton conductivity.

Graphical abstract: Investigating the effect of positional isomerism on the assembly of zirconium phosphonates based on tritopic linkers
From the themed collection: Inorganic Porous and Layered Material
Communication

A microporous metal–organic framework with naphthalene diimide groups for high methane storage

A microporous metal–organic framework with open metal and carbonyl sites for high methane storage at room temperature.

Graphical abstract: A microporous metal–organic framework with naphthalene diimide groups for high methane storage
From the themed collection: Inorganic Porous and Layered Material
Paper

Particle size dependence of proton conduction in a cationic lanthanum phosphonate MOF

Particle size-dependent proton conduction is studied in a lanthanum(III) metal–organic framework, PCMOF21-AcO [La2(H2L)1.5(AcO)3·(H2O)5.59], with a 3-D network linked by dicationic bis(dimethylphosphonato)bipiperidinium units.

Graphical abstract: Particle size dependence of proton conduction in a cationic lanthanum phosphonate MOF
From the themed collection: Inorganic Porous and Layered Material
Paper

Exchange coupled Co(II) based layered and porous metal–organic frameworks: structural diversity, gas adsorption, and magnetic properties

A co-operative ligand approach leads to beautiful two-dimensional and three-dimensional architectures with interesting magnetic properties.

Graphical abstract: Exchange coupled Co(ii) based layered and porous metal–organic frameworks: structural diversity, gas adsorption, and magnetic properties
From the themed collection: Inorganic Porous and Layered Material
Paper

The catalytic degradation of nitrobenzene by the Cu–Co–Fe-LDH through activated oxygen under ambient conditions

Efficient and low-cost catalysts for catalytic wet air oxidation (CWAO) under ambient conditions are of great significance for the degradation of hydrophobic organic contaminants.

Graphical abstract: The catalytic degradation of nitrobenzene by the Cu–Co–Fe-LDH through activated oxygen under ambient conditions
From the themed collection: Inorganic Porous and Layered Material
Paper

Multifunctionality and cytotoxicity of a layered coordination polymer

This work reports the synthesis and multifunctionality of 2D layered coordination polymers formulated as [Ln2(H3nmp)2xH2O (1, where Ln = Sm3+, Eu3+, Tb3+, Dy3+, Ho3+, Er3+ and Y3+) (x = 1 to 4).

Graphical abstract: Multifunctionality and cytotoxicity of a layered coordination polymer
From the themed collection: Inorganic Porous and Layered Material
Paper

NH3/H2O-mediated proton conductivity and photocatalytic behaviour of Fe(II)-hydroxyphosphonoacetate and M(II)-substituted derivatives

Multifunctional Fe(II)-hydroxyphosphonoacetate and M(II)-substituted derivatives exhibit ammonia-tunable proton conductivity and photo-Fenton catalytic properties.

Graphical abstract: NH3/H2O-mediated proton conductivity and photocatalytic behaviour of Fe(ii)-hydroxyphosphonoacetate and M(ii)-substituted derivatives
From the themed collection: Inorganic Porous and Layered Material
Paper

Photocatalyzed preferential oxidation of CO under simulated sunlight using Au–transition metal oxide–sepiolite catalysts

A series of Au–transition metal oxides supported on sepiolite was tested in the preferential oxidation of CO in an excess of H2 under simulated solar light irradiation and in the absence of light, at 30 °C and atmospheric pressure.

Graphical abstract: Photocatalyzed preferential oxidation of CO under simulated sunlight using Au–transition metal oxide–sepiolite catalysts
From the themed collection: Dalton Transactions HOT Articles
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A comparative study on the NOx storage and reduction performance of Pt/Ni1Mg2Al1Ox and Pt/Mn1Mg2Al1Ox catalysts

Ni1Mg2Al1Ox, Mn1Mg2Al1Ox, 0.5Pt/Ni1Mg2Al1Ox and 0.5Pt/Mn1Mg2Al1Ox catalysts were prepared and their NSR performance was systematically investigated.

Graphical abstract: A comparative study on the NOx storage and reduction performance of Pt/Ni1Mg2Al1Ox and Pt/Mn1Mg2Al1Ox catalysts
From the themed collection: Inorganic Porous and Layered Material
Paper

Dry hydrated potassium carbonate for effective CO2 capture

Dry hydrated potassium carbonate (DHPC), a free-flowing powder, has a CO2 uptake up to 233 mg g−1 (90% saturation uptake within 13 min) and excellent cycling performance.

Graphical abstract: Dry hydrated potassium carbonate for effective CO2 capture
From the themed collection: Inorganic Porous and Layered Material
Paper

In situ growth of a CaAl-NO3-layered double hydroxide film directly on an aluminum alloy for corrosion resistance

In this study, a calcium–aluminum-layered double hydroxide (CaAl-LDH) thin film was grown on an AA6082 aluminum alloy, for the very first time, by using a facile in situ growth method in an effort to investigate the CaAl-LDH structural geometry and corresponding corrosion resistance properties.

Graphical abstract: In situ growth of a CaAl-NO3−-layered double hydroxide film directly on an aluminum alloy for corrosion resistance
From the themed collection: Inorganic Porous and Layered Material
Paper

M(H2O)(PO3C10H6OH)·(H2O)0.5 (M = Co, Mn, Zn, Cu): a new series of layered metallophosphonate compounds obtained from 6-hydroxy-2-naphthylphosphonic acid

Layered metallophosphonates featuring phenol functions were obtained as single crystal and polycrystalline powders. Thermal stability, magnetic and luminescence properties are reported.

Graphical abstract: M(H2O)(PO3C10H6OH)·(H2O)0.5 (M = Co, Mn, Zn, Cu): a new series of layered metallophosphonate compounds obtained from 6-hydroxy-2-naphthylphosphonic acid
From the themed collection: Inorganic Porous and Layered Material
Paper

Morphology control of metal-modified zirconium phosphate support structures for the oxygen evolution reaction

The morphology of ZrP supports affects the loading and coverage of Co and Ni species, explaining their different OER performances.

Graphical abstract: Morphology control of metal-modified zirconium phosphate support structures for the oxygen evolution reaction
From the themed collection: Inorganic Porous and Layered Material
Paper

Combination of intercalation and surface modification in layered zirconium phosphates: investigation of surface stability and reactivity

The combination of intercalation and surface modification was used to prepare heterofunctional ZrP by two synthetic pathways. The resulting materials were used to investigate the impact of the interlayer contents on the surface chemistry of ZrP.

Graphical abstract: Combination of intercalation and surface modification in layered zirconium phosphates: investigation of surface stability and reactivity
From the themed collection: Inorganic Porous and Layered Material
Paper

A new challenge for nanocrystalline α-zirconium phosphate: reaction with a diepoxyalkane

The reaction of nanocrystalline layered α-zirconium phosphate with a diepoxyalkane led to covalently pillared layered materials able to reversibly take up organic molecules both from liquid and vapor phases at room temperature.

Graphical abstract: A new challenge for nanocrystalline α-zirconium phosphate: reaction with a diepoxyalkane
From the themed collection: Inorganic Porous and Layered Material
Paper

Exploring new hydrated delta type vanadium oxides for lithium intercalation

The interlayer spacing of novel double layered vanadium oxides is modulated by the difference in water contents and alkali pillars. The capacity retention of the active phases is strongly dependent on the vacuum-drying treatment of the electrodes.

Graphical abstract: Exploring new hydrated delta type vanadium oxides for lithium intercalation
From the themed collection: Inorganic Porous and Layered Material
Paper

Structural variability of pendant groups within the interlayer region of zirconium arene-phosph(on)ates: chemical and structural characterization of oxy- and methyl-linked 2-naphthyl phosphonates, and mixed oxy-linked derivatives

Zirconium phosph(on)ates containing naphthalene moieties have been synthesized and in one compound, conformational variations with 2-methylnaphthyl groups result in distinct resonances in the solid state 31P NMR spectrum.

Graphical abstract: Structural variability of pendant groups within the interlayer region of zirconium arene-phosph(on)ates: chemical and structural characterization of oxy- and methyl-linked 2-naphthyl phosphonates, and mixed oxy-linked derivatives
From the themed collection: Inorganic Porous and Layered Material
Open Access Paper

Functional biohybrid materials based on halloysite, sepiolite and cellulose nanofibers for health applications

Multicomponent nanopaper from the assembly of nanotubular halloysite, microfibrous sepiolite and cellulose nanofibers was developed for diverse functional applications such as slow release of antibacterial model drugs loaded into halloysite lumen.

Graphical abstract: Functional biohybrid materials based on halloysite, sepiolite and cellulose nanofibers for health applications
From the themed collection: Inorganic Porous and Layered Material
Paper

A novel, mesoporous molybdenum doped titanium dioxide/reduced graphene oxide composite as a green, highly efficient solid acid catalyst for acetalization

A novel, mesoporous molybdenum doped titanium dioxide-reduced graphene oxide composite is synthesized as a highly efficient heterogeneous solid acid catalyst.

Graphical abstract: A novel, mesoporous molybdenum doped titanium dioxide/reduced graphene oxide composite as a green, highly efficient solid acid catalyst for acetalization
From the themed collection: Inorganic Porous and Layered Material
Paper

Two-dimensional layered lanthanide diphosphonates: synthesis, structures and sensing properties toward Fe3+ and Cr2O72−

Four new lanthanide phosphonates with two-dimensional layered crystal structures have been synthesized and investigated for the optical sensing of Fe3+ and Cr2O72− ions.

Graphical abstract: Two-dimensional layered lanthanide diphosphonates: synthesis, structures and sensing properties toward Fe3+ and Cr2O72−
From the themed collection: Inorganic Porous and Layered Material
Paper

Exfoliation of layered mixed zirconium 4-sulfophenylphosphonate phenylphosphonates

Mixed zirconium 4-sulfophenylphosphonate phenylphosphonates intercalated with amino alcohols or triethylamine can be exfoliated using mechanical forces in liquid media.

Graphical abstract: Exfoliation of layered mixed zirconium 4-sulfophenylphosphonate phenylphosphonates
From the themed collection: Inorganic Porous and Layered Material
Paper

Proton-conducting layered structures based on transition metal oxo-clusters supported by Sb(III) tartrate scaffolds

Clusters characteristic of Sb(III) tartrate scaffolds sandwiching different transition metal–Sb-oxo moieties were interconnected by Cd ions to form proton-conducting layered compounds.

Graphical abstract: Proton-conducting layered structures based on transition metal oxo-clusters supported by Sb(iii) tartrate scaffolds
From the themed collection: Inorganic Porous and Layered Material
Paper

Interfacial self-assembly engineering for constructing a 2D flexible superlattice polyoxometalate/rGO heterojunction for high-performance photovoltaic devices

The strategy of constructing a 2D flexible superlattice polyoxometalate/rGO heterojunction is proposed to improve the photoelectric conversion efficiency of photovoltaic devices.

Graphical abstract: Interfacial self-assembly engineering for constructing a 2D flexible superlattice polyoxometalate/rGO heterojunction for high-performance photovoltaic devices
From the themed collection: Inorganic Porous and Layered Material
Paper

Polar layered coordination polymers incorporating triazacyclononane-triphosphonate metalloligands

Polar layered metal phosphonates Zn2Fe(notp)Cl(H2O) (1) and ZnCo(notpH)(H2O)·2H2O (2) are reported. The polar nature is confirmed by dielectric measurements. Both compounds show moderate proton conductivities at room temperature and 95% relative humidity.

Graphical abstract: Polar layered coordination polymers incorporating triazacyclononane-triphosphonate metalloligands
From the themed collection: Inorganic Porous and Layered Material
Paper

Syntheses and structures of a new 2D layered borate and a novel 3D porous-layered aluminoborate

1 features a 2D layer formed by B–O clusters, which further linked by H-bonding to form a 3D framework. 2 is a 3D porous-layered aluminoborate with seven types of interesting channel systems built by three types of B–O clusters and AlO4 units.

Graphical abstract: Syntheses and structures of a new 2D layered borate and a novel 3D porous-layered aluminoborate
From the themed collection: Inorganic Porous and Layered Material
Paper

Construction of heterostructured g-C3N4/ZnO/cellulose and its antibacterial activity: experimental and theoretical investigations

A ternary composite is fabricated via a facile method. The chemically interfacial coupling is revealed, which improves the spatial separation efficiency of photogenerated carriers and leads to superior good antibacterial activity.

Graphical abstract: Construction of heterostructured g-C3N4/ZnO/cellulose and its antibacterial activity: experimental and theoretical investigations
From the themed collection: Inorganic Porous and Layered Material
Paper

Two novel 3D borates: porous-layer and layer-pillar frameworks

Two new borates, NaK1.5[B{B5O9(OH)}{B5O8(OH)2}1/2] (1) and Na3.5[Al{B3O6(OH)}{B5O10}1/2{BO(OH)}] (2), have been made solvothermally, showing a 3D porous-layered and a 3D layer-pillared framework, respectively.

Graphical abstract: Two novel 3D borates: porous-layer and layer-pillar frameworks
From the themed collection: Inorganic Porous and Layered Material
Paper

Sr5TeO2(BO3)4 and NaSr5(BO3)(SiO4)2: two inorganic metal borate derivatives with diverse zero dimensional anions

Two new inorganic metal borate derivatives, Sr5TeO2(BO3)4 and NaSr5(BO3)(SiO4)2, have been obtained through a high temperature solid reaction method.

Graphical abstract: Sr5TeO2(BO3)4 and NaSr5(BO3)(SiO4)2: two inorganic metal borate derivatives with diverse zero dimensional anions
From the themed collection: Inorganic Porous and Layered Material
Paper

Three thiacalix[4]arene-based Cu(I) coordination polymers: catalytic activities for azide–alkyne cycloaddition reactions and luminescence properties

Three coordination polymers based on thiacalix[4]arene and Cu(I) halides have been prepared. 1 and 2 show predominant efficiency and excellent recyclability for azide–alkyne cycloaddition reactions.

Graphical abstract: Three thiacalix[4]arene-based Cu(i) coordination polymers: catalytic activities for azide–alkyne cycloaddition reactions and luminescence properties
From the themed collection: Inorganic Porous and Layered Material
Paper

Rationally designed trimetallic Prussian blue analogues on LDH/Ni foam for high performance supercapacitors

A series of PBA@NiCo-LDH/NF samples have been successfully fabricated by a facile and in situ method, and they show exciting electrochemical performance as supercapacitor electrodes with an area specific capacitance of 2004.26 mF cm−2 at 1 mA cm−2.

Graphical abstract: Rationally designed trimetallic Prussian blue analogues on LDH/Ni foam for high performance supercapacitors
From the themed collection: Inorganic Porous and Layered Material
Paper

A fast and highly selective Congo red adsorption material based on a cadmium-phosphonate network

This cadmium-phosphonate network exhibited rapid and efficient adsorption of Congo red dye, as well as excellent structural stability and adsorptive recyclability.

Graphical abstract: A fast and highly selective Congo red adsorption material based on a cadmium-phosphonate network
From the themed collection: Inorganic Porous and Layered Material
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About this collection

This collection highlights the depth and diverse impact of Abe Clearfield in materials science and inorganic chemistry for more than 60 years. Topics included in this collection, but are not limited to, chemistry of nanosized layered inorganic compounds, nanostructure and heterogeneity of materials, functional inorganic layered materials, layered organic-inorganic hybrid materials, novel layered copper-lithium phosphonates, bioinspired catalysts, inorganic solid state chemistry, industrially significant catalysts and catalytic properties, multifunctional nanostructured materials, high performance functional materials for nanotechnology, biotechnology and micro/nano-electronics, and metal organic framework, among others.

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