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
Introduction: Clay Structure, Surface Acidity, and Catalysis, K.A. Carrado
Molecular Modeling of Clay Mineral Structure and Surface Chemistry, S.-H. Park and G. Sposito
Clay-Organic Interactions: Organoclay Complexes and Polymer-Clay Nanocomposites, E. Ruiz-Hitzky, P. Aranda, and J.M. Serratosa
Sorption of Nitroaromatic Compounds on Clay Surfaces, C.T. Johnston, S.A. Boyd, B.J. Teppen, and G. Sheng
Photoprocesses in Clay-Organic Complexes, M. Ogawa
Pillared Clays and Porous Clay Heterostructures, P. Cool and E.F. Vansant
OTHER LAYERED MATERIALS
Layered alpha-Zirconium Phosphates and Phosphonates, C.V. Kumar, A. Bhambhani, and N. Hnatiuk
Layered Double Hydroxides (LDHs), P.S. Braterman, Z.P. Xu, and F. Yarberry
Layered Manganese Oxides: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications, J. Liu, J.P. Durand, L. Espinal, L.-J. Garces, S. Gomez, Y.-C. Son, J. Villegas, and S.L. Suib
Layered Metal Chalcogenides, C.O. Oriakhi and M.M. Lerner
Alkali Silicates and Crystalline Silicic Acids, W. Schweiger and G. Lagaly
"This book provides a good exposition and specific examples of the basic themes that underlay all of the chemistry of layered materials. … [T]his book will occupy a valued space on this reviewer's shelf … ."
- JACS, Vol. 127, No. 32, 2005
"[This book] is an authoritative source of information. It is a collaboration work of thirty-one specialists representing five countries around the world… "
- E-Streams, Vol. 7, No. 10
"…an excellent up-to-date reference source on the state-of-the-art of important lamellar structures and their contemporary materials applications. …a timely, well-written book that deserves to be in every chemistry and materials science library, as well as on the personal book shelves of new and established researchers engaged in the study of layered materials."
Thomas J. Pinnavaia, University Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Michigan State University, East Lansing