Focusing on layered compounds at the core of materials intercalation chemistry, this reference comprehensively explores clays and other classes of materials exhibiting the ability to pillar, or establish permanent intracrystalline porosity within layers. It offers an authoritative presentation of their fundamental properties as well as summaries of cutting-edge research results.
Outlines modern usages of clays and other layered materials, including catalytic and photocatalytic applications.
With chapters that explain basic concepts first before delving into more scientifically complex topics, the Handbook of Layered Materials
Examines chemistry of clays, pillared clays, and pillared clay heterostructures
Scrutinizes layered zirconium phosphates and phosphonates, double hydroxides, manganese oxides, metal chalcogenides, and polysilicates
Offers clear descriptions of clay-organic interactions and devotes one chapter specifically to nitroaromatic compound sorption
Covers findings in photochemistry and the molecular modeling of surface chemistry
Reports recent developments in synthesis, characterization, and host-guest chemistry
Contains over 2300 current references, formatting many into expedient tables
The companion publication to the lauded Handbook of Zeolite Science and Technology (Marcel Dekker, Inc.) from the same expert editors, this reference is ideal for materials chemists and engineers; chemical engineers; and graduate-level students in these disciplines.
Table of Contents
CLAY MINERALS. Introduction: Clay Structure, Surface Acidity, and Catalysis. Molecular Modeling of Clay Mineral Structure and Surface Chemistry. Clay-Organic Interactions: Organoclay Complexes and Polymer-Clay Nanocomposites. Sorption of Nitroaromatic Compounds on Clay Surfaces. Photoprocesses in Clay-Organic Complexes. Pillared Clays and Porous Clay Heterostructures. OTHER LAYERED MATERIALS. Layered alpha-Zirconium Phosphates and Phosphonates. Layered Double Hydroxides (LDHs). Layered Manganese Oxides: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications. Layered Metal Chalcogenides. Alkali Silicates and Crystalline Silicic Acids.