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Handbook of Layered Materials

1st Edition

By Scott M. Auerbach, Kathleen A. Carrado, Prabir K. Dutta

CRC Press

664 pages

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Hardback: 9780824753498
pub: 2004-03-23

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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.

  • Reviews

    "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

    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


    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

    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
    SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical
    TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science