Applications versus properties of Mg–Al layered double hydroxides provided by their syntheses methods: Alkoxide and alkoxide-free sol–gel syntheses and hydrothermal precipitation

Natalia Chubar, Vasyl Gerda, Otty Megantari, Matej Micusic, Maria Omastova, Katja Heister, Pascal Man, Jacques Fraissard

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    A tremendous number of studies have examined layered double hydroxides (LDH) for their technological applications in the ion exchange removal of toxic ions, recovery of valuable substances, catalysis, CO2 capture, as a layered host for storage/delivery of biologically active molecules, additives to plastics and building materials, and other functions. Numerous publications always conclude that the materials (prepared, as a rule, using the oldest synthesis method) are very promising for each investigated application; however, the main chemical industries producing these materials advertise them mainly (or only) as plastic additives. The authors performed extensive research using many of the appropriate methods to compare the structure, surface and adsorptive properties of three Mg–Al LHDs produced by advanced synthesis methods.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number2
    Pages (from-to)284-299
    Number of pages16
    JournalChemical Engineering Journal : an International Journal of Research and Development
    Early online date5 Sep 2013
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013



    • sol–gel synthesis
    • sustainable materials
    • double hydroxides
    • ion exchange
    • adsorption

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