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Polyoxometalate (POM)-Layered Double Hydroxides (LDH) Composite Materials: Design and Catalytic Applications

State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China
WestCHEM, School of Chemistry, the University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Soft Matter Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China
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Academic Editor: Ivan V. Kozhevnikov
Catalysts 2017, 7(9), 260;
Received: 9 August 2017 / Revised: 23 August 2017 / Accepted: 24 August 2017 / Published: 1 September 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Recent Advances in Polyoxometalate-Catalyzed Reactions)
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Layered double hydroxides (LDHs) are an important large class of two-dimensional (2D) anionic lamellar materials that possess flexible modular structure, facile exchangeability of inter-lamellar guest anions and uniform distribution of metal cations in the layer. Owing to the modular accessible gallery and unique inter-lamellar chemical environment, polyoxometalates (POMs) intercalated with LDHs has shown a vast array of physical properties with applications in environment, energy, catalysis, etc. Here we describe how polyoxometalate clusters can be used as building components for the construction of systems with important catalytic properties. This review article mainly focuses on the discussion of new synthetic approaches developed recently that allow the incorporation of the element of design in the construction of a fundamentally new class of materials with pre-defined functionalities in catalytic applications. Introducing the element of design and taking control over the finally observed functionality we demonstrate the unique opportunity for engineering materials with modular properties for specific catalytic applications. View Full-Text
Keywords: layered double hydroxides; polyoxometalates; intercalated materials layered double hydroxides; polyoxometalates; intercalated materials

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Li, T.; Miras, H.N.; Song, Y.-F. Polyoxometalate (POM)-Layered Double Hydroxides (LDH) Composite Materials: Design and Catalytic Applications. Catalysts 2017, 7, 260.

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