Mechano-Hydrothermal Synthesis of Tetraborate Pillared Li-Al Layered Double Hydroxides

Jun Qu, Xuewei Li, Zhiwu Lei, Zhao Li, Min Chen, Qiwu Zhang

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Tetraborate pillared Li-Al layered double hydroxide was synthesized for the first time by a mechano-hydrothermal process in which gibbsite (Al(OH)3) sample was first activated by a ball milling, followed by hydrothermal treatment with Li2B4O7 in water at 95°C. Activation of gibbsite Al(OH)3 induced by mechanochemical process was essential for the formation of thin disk-like Li-Al LDH intercalated with borate anion. When in excess the activated Al(OH)3 was transformed into bayerite phase during the hydrothermal process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1151-1154
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Ceramic Society
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Apr 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry


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