Special Issue "Layered Double Hydroxides (LDH) and LDH-Based Hybrid Composites"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2020).
Interests: clays and clay minerals; layered double hydroxides (LDHs); zeolites; organominerals; advanced adsorbents; mineral-based composites; mineral-based structures for wastewater purification and remediation; polymer–mineral nanocomposites
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LDHs are a class of two-dimensional layered anionic structures. They are composed of positively charged brucite-like layers and charge balancing hydrated anions located in the interlayer. The features of LDH phases include the following: ease of synthesis, controllable and flexible chemical composition, and relatively large surface area. These contribute to their potential applications in adsorption-based processes, catalysis, electrochemistry, polymer chemistry, biomedicine, and wastewater treatment.
In recent years, LDH materials have been extensively studied as components of hybrid materials. It is possible and desirable that the support can play a synergistic role in the tested system (e.g. it can induce dual adsorption properties, increase the composite stability at a low pH). Such approach can also reduce production costs of the materials where the active LDH component is in a sufficient amount for the desired application.
The Special Issue will cover, but not be limited to, the following topics:
+ the synthesis of pure LDH phases of different chemical compositions by various experimental approaches;
+ the synthesis of hybrid LDH-based materials involving the use of clays and clay minerals, zeolites, metals, and oxides/hydroxides;
+ the characterization of LDH and LDH-based materials at an atomic level with advanced analytical methods;
+ applications of LDH and LDH-based materials in the adsorption, catalysis, and synthesis of polymer composites and drug delivery.
It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full research papers, short communications, and reviews are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Jakub Matusik
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- layered double hydroxides
- LDH-based hybrids
- drug delivery