Formation of Zinc/Aluminium-LDH-(4-(2,4-Dichlorophenoxy) Butyric acid)-Nanocomposites by Direct and Indirect Methods

Hashim, Norhayati and Hussein, Mohd Zobir and Yahaya, Asmah and Zainal, Zulkarnain (2007) Formation of Zinc/Aluminium-LDH-(4-(2,4-Dichlorophenoxy) Butyric acid)-Nanocomposites by Direct and Indirect Methods. The Malaysian Journal of Analytical Sciences, 11 (1). pp. 1-7. ISSN 1394-2506

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4-(2,4-dichlorophenoxy)butyric acid (DPBA) was intercalated between the interlamellae of Zn/Al layered double hydroxides (LDHs). Two methods of intercalation were adopted, (a) direct synthesis by co-precipitation of metal nitrates and DPBA and (b) ion exchange of LDH nitrate with the organic anion. The resulting materials were characterized by x-ray diffraction and infrared spectroscopy. Both methods afford well ordered nanocomposite materials at the same pH and ratio but at different concentrations. The x-ray diffraction patterns showed that the interlayer spacing distances increased from 8.9 Å to 28.7 Å and 29.4 Å for DPBA-LDH synthesized by ion exchange method and by direct method, respectively. The optimum condition were obtained at DPBA concentration of 0.2 M by direct co-precipitation method compared to 0.025 M by ion exchange method.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:4-(2,4-dichlorophenoxy)butyric acid, layered double hydroxides, co-precipitation, ion exchange,nanocomposite
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Science
Publisher:Malaysian Society of Analytical Sciences
ID Code:11682
Deposited By: Najwani Amir Sariffudin
Deposited On:12 Apr 2011 00:26
Last Modified:12 Apr 2011 00:27

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