Layered inorganic solids
Welcome to this themed issue of Dalton Transactions entitled “Layered Inorganic Solids”.
Storylines in intercalation chemistry
Intercalation chemistry taking into account the interstratification and disorder phenomena is a valuable preparative tool for the design of artificial layered artificial nanostructures.
A controlled spatial distribution of functional units in the two dimensional nanospace of layered silicates and titanates
The effects of the spatial distribution of functional units in the interlayer space of intercalation compounds are discussed.
Reactivity and applications of layered silicates and layered double hydroxides
The reactivity and applications of layered sodium silicates and layered double hydroxides (LDHs) are described in more detail.
Surface modification of layered zirconium phosphates: a novel pathway to multifunctional materials
The combination of surface modification and intercalation chemistry of inorganic layered materials allows for the design of nanoparticles for specific applications.
Layered rare earth hydroxides (LREHs): synthesis and structure characterization towards multifunctionality
Layered solids comprising cationic rare earth hydroxide layers have become a new source of multifunctionality.
Layered double hydroxide (LDH) derived catalysts for simultaneous catalytic removal of soot and NOx
The latest progress in layered double hydroxides derived catalysts for the simultaneous catalytic removal of soot and NOx was reviewed.
Layered zeolitic materials: an approach to designing versatile functional solids
Highlights, preparation methods, modifications, catalytic applications and the future scope of materials based on versatile zeolitic layers.
Optimal topotactic conversion of layered octosilicate to RWR-type zeolite by separating the formation stages of interlayer condensation and elimination of organic guest molecules
Separation of two stages of interlayer condensation and elimination of organic guests provides optimal conditions for the formation of RWR-type zeolite.
Electrical and optical characterization of atomically thin WS2
Atomically thin layers of materials which are just a few atoms in thickness present an attractive option for future electronic devices.
Ship-in-bottle synthesis of the mixed-layered compounds of clay silicate/zirconium phosphate
An attempt was made to synthesize artificial mixed-layered compounds between montmorillonite silicate and α-zirconium phosphate using a ship-in-bottle approach.
The role of boric acid in the synthesis of Eni Carbon Silicates
Boric acid accelerates the crystallization rate of Eni Carbon Silicates improving their crystallinity and phase purity, favoring also the formation of new structures.
Topotactic condensation of layer silicates with ferrierite-type layers forming porous tectosilicates
Hydrous layered silicates containing ferrierite-type layers are a structurally versatile family of materials which can be converted into microporous silicates by topotactic condensation or interlayer expansion.
Peculiar behavior of MWW materials in aldol condensation of furfural and acetone
MWW family of different structural types (MCM-22, MCM-49, MCM-56 and MCM-36) was used as catalysts for aldol condensation of furfural and acetone studied in a batch reactor at 100 °C, autogenous pressure and a reaction time of 0–4 h.
A force field for tricalcium aluminate to characterize surface properties, initial hydration, and organically modified interfaces in atomic resolution
A force field for tricalcium aluminate is presented, validated, and applied to generate insight into surface forces, the hydration reaction, and molecular adsorption that remains elusive from experiment.
Ab initio structure determination of interlayer expanded zeolites by single crystal rotation electron diffraction
Rotation electron diffraction (RED) combines the beam tilt and goniometer tilt to obtain single crystal electron diffraction data, which has been used for ab initio structure determination of interlayer expanded zeolites.
Isomorphous substitution of divalent metal ions in layered double hydroxides through a soft chemical hydrothermal reaction
Mg2+ in the MgAl-LDH lattice was substituted by Co2+ in solution through soft chemical hydrothermal treatment without structural, size and morphological changes.
Bionanocomposites based on layered silicates and cationic starch as eco-friendly adsorbents for hexavalent chromium removal
Functional bionanocomposites with the ability to adsorb Cr(VI) oxyanions were prepared by intercalation of cationic starch bearing quaternary ammonium groups in two layered silicates, commercial Cloisite®Na and an Algerian bentonite.
A facile exfoliation-crystal growth route to multicomponent Ag2CO3/Ag-Ti5NbO14 nanohybrids with improved visible light photocatalytic activity
A novel visible light active photocatalyst is developed via a direct crystal growth of silver oxosalts on exfoliated titanoniobate nanosheets.
High-resolution adsorption analysis of pillared zeolites IPC-3PI and MCM-36
The porous structure of pillared zeolites IPC-3PI and MCM-36 depends, in the lower mesopore region, on the stacking of MWW layers.
Novel surfactant-free route to delaminated all-silica and titanosilicate zeolites derived from a layered borosilicate MWW precursor
Layered borosilicate zeolite precursor ERB-1P (Si/B = 11) is delaminated via simultaneous deboronation and SDA removal, to yield material DZ-1 consisting of silanol nests, using a simple aqueous Zn(NO3)2 treatment.
Application of quasi-equilibrated thermodesorption of linear and di-branched paraffin molecules for detailed porosity characterization of the mono-layered zeolite MCM-56, in comparison with MCM-22 and ZSM-5
Thermodesorption of 2,2-dimethyloctane reveals different content of subsurface micropores in MWW-type zeolites.
Synthesis and structural characterization of Al-containing interlayer-expanded-MWW zeolite with high catalytic performance
Al-IEZ-MWW was successfully prepared via the interlayer-silylation in an aqueous solution of ammonium salt instead of HNO3.
Swelling and pillaring of the layered precursor IPC-1P: tiny details determine everything
Tuning of interlayer expansion and textural properties of pillared materials by varying the type of surfactant and swelling conditions is shown.
Theoretical investigation of layered zeolites with MWW topology: MCM-22P vs. MCM-56
The structure of MCM-22P and MCM-56 layered zeolites is proposed based on DFT calculations and powder pattern simulations.
Preparation of layered double hydroxide/chlorophyll a hybrid nano-antennae: a key step
From spinach to photonic nano-antennae: new chlorophyll a/layered double hydroxide hybrids.
Visible-light driven H2 production utilizing iridium and rhodium complexes intercalated into a zirconium phosphate layered matrix
The intercalation of Ir and Rh complexes within an interlayer of ZrP enables H2 production without an electron relay.
High acidity unilamellar zeolite MCM-56 and its pillared and delaminated derivatives
The unilamellar form of zeolite MWW, MCM-56, which is obtained by direct hydrothermal synthesis has been studied with regard to acidity and porosity in its original and post-synthesis modified pillared and delaminated forms.
Structural diversity of lamellar zeolite Nu-6(1)—postsynthesis of delaminated analogues
Interlayer deconstruction and reconstruction took place alternately when treating Nu-6(1) zeolite, the lamellar precursor of NSI topology, with HCl–EtOH solution.
Synthesis and characterisation of a new anion exchangeable layered hydroxyiodide
A new anion exchangeable lanthanide hydroxyiodide has been synthesised, structurally characterised and its anion exchange chemistry investigated.
Functionalized mesoporous solids based on magadiite and [Al]-magadiite
Novel hybrid mesoporous and functionalized materials with controllable surface area and pore dimensions, displayng functional basic sites (–NH2), were synthesized from magadiite and [Al]-magadiite as layered silicate precursors.
Electrochemical performance of cobalt hydroxide nanosheets formed by the delamination of layered cobalt hydroxide in water
Ultrathin electrodes exhibiting durability and fast charge transfer kinetics were prepared from aqueous dispersions of cobalt hydroxide nanosheets.
Dimensionality variations in new zirconium iodates: hydrothermal syntheses, structural determination, and characterization of BaZr(IO3)6 and K2Zr(IO3)6
While BaZr(IO3)6 reveals a unidimensional band structure, K2Zr(IO3)6 exhibits a zero-dimensional molecular geometry. The dimensionality variations are attributable to the flexible coordination numbers of Zr4+ cations with large ionic radii as well as the number of counter cations.
Layered germanium tin antimony tellurides: element distribution, nanostructures and thermoelectric properties
Layered compounds containing Ge/Sb/Te show improved thermoelectric properties upon doping with Sn. The structures were refined using resonant X-ray diffraction; structure models were confirmed by TEM.
Organization and intramolecular charge-transfer enhancement in tripodal tris[(pyridine-4-yl)phenyl]amine push–pull molecules by intercalation into layered materials bearing acidic functionalities
Intercalation of tripodal molecules into zirconium phosphate and zirconium 4-sulfophenylphosphonate leads to their organization in a layered system of the hosts.
Ultrasound-driven preparation and pair distribution function-assisted structure solution of a copper-based layered coordination polymer
Pair distribution function analysis has been used to solve the structure of a coordination polymer material formed by ultrasound treatment of a metal–organic framework.
About this collection
Guest edited by Jiri Cejka, Petr Nachtigall, Wieslaw Roth and Russell Morris, this themed issue focuses on the experimental and theoretical aspects of layered materials.