Preparation of meixnerite (Mg-Al-OH) type layered double hydroxide by a mechanochemical route

William Tongamp, Qiwu Zhang, Fumio Saito

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We have attempted to synthesize the meixnerite (Mg-Al-OH) type layered double hydroxide (LDH) by a two step milling operation of a mixture of Mg(OH)2 and Al(OH)3 with water. In the first-step, a mixture of the starting materials was milled for 1 h without water, and the product prepared in the first-step was milled for 2 h with water in the second-step milling operation. The milled products were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR), and thermo gravimetric-differential thermal analyses with mass spectroscopy (TG-DTA/MS). The surface morphology was characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Meixnerite with a small amount of carbonate was successfully synthesized mechanochemically at ambient conditions by milling for only 3 h in a planetary ball mill.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9210-9215
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Materials Science
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Nov

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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