Thermal decomposition of SO4 2--intercalated Mg-Al layered double hydroxide: Elimination behavior of sulfur oxides

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

8 Citations (Scopus)


The thermal properties of SO4 2--intercalated Mg-Al layered double hydroxide (SO4.Mg-Al LDH) were investigated using simultaneous thermogravimetry-mass spectrometry (TG-MS), and the elimination behavior of sulfur oxides from this double hydroxide was examined. The TG-MS results showed that SO4.Mg-Al LDH decomposed in five stages. The first stage involved evaporation of surface-Adsorbed water and interlayer water in SO4.Mg-Al LDH. In the second, third, and fourth stages, dehydroxylation of the brucite-like octahedral layers in SO4.Mg-Al LDH occurred. The fifth stage corresponded to the elimination of SO4 2- intercalated in the interlayer of Mg-Al LDH, producing SO 2 and SO3. The thermal decomposition of SO 4.Mg-Al LDH resulted in the formation of SO2 and SO 3 at 900-1000 °C, which then reacted with H2O to form H2SO3 and H2SO4. The elimination of sulfur oxides increased with the decomposition time and temperature. Almost all of the intercalated SO4 2- was desulfurized from SO 4.Mg-Al LDH at 1000 °C; however, Mg-Al oxide was not formed due to the production of MgO and MgAl2O4.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)641-646
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Nov


  • Elimination
  • Mg-Al layered double hydroxide
  • Sulfur oxides
  • TG-MS
  • Thermal decomposition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Thermal decomposition of SO<sub>4</sub> <sup>2-</sup>-intercalated Mg-Al layered double hydroxide: Elimination behavior of sulfur oxides'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this