Anion-Exchange Reactions of Layered Double Hydroxides: Interplay between Coulombic and H-Bonding Interactions
2009-07-01T00:00:00Z (GMT) by
The NO3−- and Cl−-containing layered double hydroxides (LDHs) of Mg with Al interact weakly with anions in solution under equilibrated conditions and yield a type V isotherm. The uptake of anions under nonequilibrated conditions varies monotonically with the layer charge when the outgoing anion is NO3−, whereas it goes through a maximum when the outgoing anion is Cl−. These observations suggest that Coulombic interactions play a dominant role in Cl−-LDHs, whereas weak interactions governing the mode of intercalation of NO3− ions influence the exchange reactions of NO3−-LDHs. These studies have significant implications for the remediation of insidious anions by LDHs.