Themed collection Sustainability from intercalation compounds
Sustainability from intercalation compounds
Fabrice Leroux, Heloise de Oliveira Pastore and Vera Regina L. Constantino introduce this New Journal of Chemistry themed issue entitled “Sustainability from intercalation compounds”.
An overview of the recent synthesis and functionalization methods of saponite clay
In this overview, a summary on the most common intercalation compounds based on saponite clays is reported. The attention is also focused on the one-pot methods for the production of functional saponite clays for different applications.
Recent advances in ternary layered double hydroxide electrocatalysts for the oxygen evolution reaction
The recent advances in ternary layered double hydroxide electrocatalysts, including the strategies used for the design, synthesis, and evaluation of their performance for oxygen evolution reaction are reviewed in this account.
Microporous layered silicates: old but new microporous materials
The properties and applications of microporous layered silicates, having both intralayer micropores and interlayer spaces, are reviewed.
Vapor adsorption experiments as a characterization tool for layered catalysts
Vapor adsorption experiments support the catalytic results of H-[Al]-magadiite and H-[Al]-RUB-18, once the interlamellar space swell and accommodate substrate molecules.
Thermal decomposition of a layered double hydroxide as a bottom up approach for the synthesis of metallic nanoparticles embedded in carbon structures
Thermal behaviour of a layered double hydroxide intercalated with a carboxymethylcellulose polymer was evaluated to inspect chemical processes occurring during its decomposition above 500 °C, under N2, as well as the product properties.
Cobalt-based layered double hydroxides revisited: evidence for oxidizing radical generation
Layered double hydroxides (LDHs) containing transition metal elements such as cobalt show interesting reactivity related to the complexity of cobalt chemistry.
Chemical transformation of a luminescent two-dimensional Eu(III) coordination polymer in the aqueous phase
We report a 2D Eu-based MOF that give promising applications in several areas, especially in luminescence sensing. This compound can be exfoliated in nanosheets and also, transformed into a hydrated polýmer with strong red luminescence by naked eye.
Yb3+/Er3+ co-doped Dion–Jacobson niobium layered perovskites as NIR-to-green upconversion materials
Low-phonon lanthanide-doped layered niobate materials generated efficient green upconversion luminescence. The low defect concentration near the emitting centres favoured the upconversion process.
Phytochemical species intercalated into layered double hydroxides: structural investigation and biocompatibility assays
The compound p-coumaric acid (HCou) is found in many foods and presents action in the suppression of chronic diseases and protective effects on neurodegenerative disorders.
Unravelling lithiation mechanisms of iron trifluoride by operando X-ray absorption spectroscopy and MCR-ALS chemometric tools
The entire lithiation mechanism of two iron fluorides with excellent time resolution through XAS operando and chemometric tools MCR-ALS highlights their various electrochemical performances.
An aqueous miscible organic (AMO) process for layered double hydroxides (LDHs) for the enhanced properties of polypropylene/LDH composites
AMO D-LDH (h) antioxidants are fabricated using an acetone solvent, and the modified time is optimized based on the anti-aging performance of PP/D-LDH (h).
A facile synthesis of layered double hydroxide based core@shell hybrid materials
A simple and scalable co-precipitation method to obtain zeolite Z13X@Mg2Al–CO3-LDH and Mg-MOF-74@Mg2Al–CO3-LDH has been reported.
Chain extender effect of 3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)propionic acid/layered double hydroxide in biopolyesters containing the succinate moiety
3-(4-Hydroxyphenyl)propionic acid intercalated in Mg2Al/layered double hydroxide has been used as a filler in biopolyesters containing the succinate moiety, with the aim of inducing a chain extender effect.
Exfoliation of zirconium aminophosphonates: investigation into their electronic structures by ab initio calculations
Recently, new structures of zirconium aminophosphonates were synthesized for different applications. We report in this work a theoretical study of these models and the calculation of electronic properties of the bulk materials and their 2D forms.
Chitosan and pectin core–shell beads encapsulating metformin–clay intercalation compounds for controlled delivery
Clay–metformin intercalation compounds as a reservoir in biopolymer core–shell beads as an example of targeted controlled release systems for oral drug administration.
Intercalation chemistry and thermal characteristics of layered double hydroxides possessing organic phosphonates and sulfonates
The distinct roles of organic sulfonates that enable delamination in water and formation of microporous structures via thermal activation are elucidated.
Structural analysis of dehydrated gibbsite-based layered double hydroxides Li–Al–X (X = F−, Cl−, Br−, I−, OH−, NO3−, CO32−, and SO42−) by DFT calculations
Ab initio calculations were performed in order to discuss the structural modifications derived from anion exchange in Li–Al–Cl LDH, a compound formed by the treatment of gibbsite with aqueous lithium chloride (LiCl).
A dispersive solid phase extraction-based method for chromium(VI) analysis using a Zn–Al layered double hydroxide intercalated with L-aspartic acid as a dissolvable adsorbent
An analytical method for extraction and preconcentration of Cr(VI) in water with DSPE using a Zn–Al LDH intercalated with L-aspartic acid as a dissolvable adsorbent.
Synthesis of micro–mesoporous CPO-27-Mg@KIT-6 composites and their test in CO2 adsorption
Novel composites were synthesised through a fusion between CPO-27-Mg framework and mesoporous silica KIT-6 and tested in the CO2 adsorption.
Original synthesis route of bulk binary superconducting graphite intercalation compounds with strontium, barium and ytterbium
The synthesis route in molten salts allows the bulk intercalation into graphite of elements hardly intercalated by themselves. XRD and ion beam analyses show for instance the possible synthesis of SrC6.
New insights into two ciprofloxacin-intercalated arrangements for layered double hydroxide carrier materials
Highly ciprofloxacin loaded layered double hydroxide.
Synthesis, characterization and agronomic use of alginate microspheres containing layered double hydroxides intercalated with borate
Alginate microspheres containing layered double hydroxides intercalated with borate: reduction on boron leaching and increasing boron uptake by plants.
Synthetic saponite clays as promising solids for lanthanide ion recovery
The extraction of lanthanide ions (Ln3+) from aqueous solutions was accomplished with layered materials based on synthetic saponite clays, showing interesting uptake performance and good selectivity.
Layered double hydroxides intercalated with borate: effect of fertilization on boron leaching and successive sunflower cultivations
Layered double hydroxides intercalated with borate: reduction of boron leaching in sandy soil and increase in plant boron uptake.
About this collection
This themed collection guest-edited by Vera Regina L. Constantino (University of São Paulo), Fabrice Leroux ( Institut de Chimie de Clermont-Ferrand ) and Heloise O. Pastore ( University of Campinas), highlights recent and significant contributions in the field related to sustainability, its processes and materials and focusses on inorganic, organic and hybrid layered materials such as metal-organic frameworks, perovskites, carbon and graphitic intercalation compounds, clathrates and inclusion compounds.
Intercalation compounds are complex materials that can be considered at the intersection between chemistry, solid-state physics and materials science; interest in them and their possible applications is rapidly growing across multiple disciplines. This collection concerns innovative and sustainable applications of intercalation compounds, such as heterogeneous catalysis and biocatalysis, energy conversion and storage, heat storage, sensing, electronic, magnetic or optical devices, functionalized fillers for polymers, biomaterials and drug delivery systems, and environmental applications such as pollutant scavenging and degradation.