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Materials 2010, 3(12), 5220-5235; doi:10.3390/ma3125220

Morphologies, Preparations and Applications of Layered Double Hydroxide Micro-/Nanostructures

1, 1, 2, 1, 2,*  and 1,*
1 State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, 15 Beisanhuan East Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100029, China 2 Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
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Received: 28 October 2010 / Revised: 29 November 2010 / Accepted: 3 December 2010 / Published: 9 December 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanomaterials)
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Layered double hydroxides (LDHs), also well-known as hydrotalcite-like layered clays, have been widely investigated in the fields of catalysts and catalyst support, anion exchanger, electrical and optical functional materials, flame retardants and nanoadditives. This feature article focuses on the progress in micro-/nanostructured LDHs in terms of morphology, and also on the preparations, applications, and perspectives of the LDHs with different morphologies.
Keywords: layered double hydroxides; morphology; preparation; application layered double hydroxides; morphology; preparation; application
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Kuang, Y.; Zhao, L.; Zhang, S.; Zhang, F.; Dong, M.; Xu, S. Morphologies, Preparations and Applications of Layered Double Hydroxide Micro-/Nanostructures. Materials 2010, 3, 5220-5235.

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