Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 49, Issue 24, pp 8478–8486 | Cite as

Mechanochemically assisted synthesis of pristine Ca(II)Sn(IV)-layered double hydroxides and their amino acid intercalated nanocomposites

  • Zsolt Ferencz
  • Márton Szabados
  • Mónika Ádok-Sipiczki
  • Ákos Kukovecz
  • Zoltán Kónya
  • Pál Sipos
  • István Pálinkó
Original Paper


Syntheses of Ca(II)Sn(IV)-layered double hydroxides (LDHs) are attempted by the traditional co-precipitation as well as mechanochemical methods. Both the co-precipitation method and the one-step milling operation proved to be unsuccessful; these methods only produced physical mixtures of hydroxides and carbonates of the two metal ions. However, a two-step milling operation (dry milling followed by milling in the presence of minute amount of water) led to successful synthesis, verified by a range of characterisation methods. Surprisingly, it was found that ball-milling was not even necessary; the reaction proceeded on manual grinding of the components in an agate mortar with a pestle. The preparation of nanocomposites through intercalation of the anions of cystine or valine into Ca(II)Sn(IV)-LDH could also be achieved by the two-step milling method verified again by a range of instrumental methods.


Milling Interlayer Spacing Layered Double Hydroxide CoCl2 6H2O Amino Acid Anion 
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This research was financed by the OTKA NK106234 and the TÁMOP 4.2.2.A-11/1/KONV-2012-0047 Grants. M.(Á.)S. and M.Sz. gratefully acknowledge the support of TÁMOP 4.2.4.A/2-11-1-2012-0001 National Excellence Program. All these supports are highly appreciated.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zsolt Ferencz
    • 1
    • 2
  • Márton Szabados
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mónika Ádok-Sipiczki
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ákos Kukovecz
    • 3
    • 4
  • Zoltán Kónya
    • 3
    • 5
  • Pál Sipos
    • 2
    • 6
  • István Pálinkó
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Organic ChemistryUniversity of SzegedSzegedHungary
  2. 2.Materials and Solution Structure Research Group, Institute of ChemistryUniversity of SzegedSzegedHungary
  3. 3.Department of Applied and Environmental ChemistryUniversity of SzegedSzegedHungary
  4. 4.MTA-SZTE “Lendület” Porous Nanocomposites Research GroupSzegedHungary
  5. 5.MTA-SZTE Reaction Kinetics and Surface Chemistry Research GroupSzegedHungary
  6. 6.Department of Inorganic and Analytical ChemistryUniversity of SzegedSzegedHungary

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