Nanocrystalline Layered Titanates Synthesized by the Fluoride Route: Perspective Matrices for Removal of Environmental Pollutants
Layered oxide compounds with structures based upon combinations of [TiO6] and [NbO6] octahedral building blocks attract considerable scientific and industrial interest due to their structural diversity and wide field for technological applications. The group of layered titanates is by far the best studied among this family of layered oxides (Bavykin et al. 2006; Doong and Kao 2008). In general, the crystal structures of layered titanates can be derived from the crystal structure of lepidocrocite, orthorhombic γ-FeOOH (England et al. 1983).
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