Mechanochemical approaches to synthesize layered double hydroxides: A review

Jun Qu, Kibu Chiyo, Xuewei Li, Xiaoman He, Shaoxian Song

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Layered double hydroxides (LDH) have been extensively studied because of their unique characteristics. The available reviews have dealt with the applications of LDH normally prepared with aqueous solution approaches. Recently mechanochemical ways to synthesize LDH and intercalated LDH have received more and more attention from researchers and several mechanochemical processes have been reported. This article reviews the recent advances in the preparation and intercalation of layered double hydroxides by mechanochemical approaches. Although conventional solution methods for the syntheses of LDH were widely studied, several problems remain to be resolved; such as treatment of aqueous waste, high energy consumption, complex operation etc. It is believed that mechanochemical methods may have potentials to effectively overcome the difficulties and also to synthesize various new types of LDH with further development of this new technique.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-192
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Clay Science
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1


  • Layered double hydroxides
  • Mechanochemistry
  • Two-step process
  • Wet-grinding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology
  • Geochemistry and Petrology


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