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Preparation and Characterization of Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Composite Material: Polymerization of m-Aminobenzoic Acid-Intercalated Into Zn/Al-Layered Double Hydroxides

Rasheed M.A.Q. Jamhour1
  • 1 Department of Applied and Basic Science, Tafila Applied University College, Al-Balqa’ Applied University, P.O. Box 179, Tafila, Jordan

Abstract

Layered double hydroxides of aluminum and zinc (Zn/Al-LDH’s) were synthesized directly by hydrolysis at room temperature as reported elsewhere. After characterization, the material was reacted with m-aminobenzoat anion (m-NH2C6H4COO-) which undergoes polymerization in the interlayer space; resulting in the formation of a matrix with polymeric organic macromolecule. The resulting material along with the host LDH’s compound of Zn/Al-Cl was characterized by X-Ray Powder Diffraction (PXRD), Thermal Analysis (TG), Differential Thermal Analysis (DTA), and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR). The study confirms the intercalation of m-aminobenzoat anion. Diffusion of oxygen molecules between the contact region of two anions in the interlayer space and oxidation of the anion lead to the formation of a polymer macromolecule. This intercalation compound result in a gallery height of 15.8 A, indicating that the guest anion stack to form a monolayer with the benzene rings perpendicular to the host layers, giving a suitable orientation for polymerization.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 2 No. 6, 2005, 1028-1031

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2005.1028.1031

Submitted On: 17 March 2005 Published On: 30 June 2005

How to Cite: Jamhour, R. M. (2005). Preparation and Characterization of Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Composite Material: Polymerization of m-Aminobenzoic Acid-Intercalated Into Zn/Al-Layered Double Hydroxides. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 2(6), 1028-1031. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2005.1028.1031

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Keywords

  • Layered double hydroxides
  • Intercalation compound
  • Aminobenzoic acid
  • Host-guest system