• Facile synthesis of Zn/Cu and PANI modified layered double hydroxides with insights into structural memory effect property

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      Conducting polymer; hydrolysis; layered compounds; memory effect.

    • Abstract


      The present study reports the successful synthesis of Zn/Cu layered double hydroxides (LDHs) by a simple hydrolysis route and detailed characterization using a wide variety of techniques, i.e., PXRD, FTIR, TGA, ICP-MS and SEM/EDX. The study proposes a facile and cost-effective method for exchanging the interlayer anion with the conducting polymeric anion (PANI) that results in a material with enhanced thermal, optical and electrical properties, which may be of interest in a variety of applications. The morphology, thermal stability and interactions of PANI-modified Zn/Cu LDH were compared with pristine LDH. In addition, the structural memory effect property of Zn/Cu lattice was examined, where after rehydration the calcined sample of as-synthesized LDH was successfully reformed into layered structure with good crystallinity.

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      1. Department of Applied Chemistry, Delhi Technological University, Delhi 110042, India
      2. Special Centre for Nanoscience, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi 110067, India
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