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Self-Assembled Nanocomposite of Organic–Inorganic Hybrid: 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetate in Zn-Al Hydrotalcite-Like Layers

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Hydrotalcite-like inorganic layers of Zn-Al, a host containing an organic moiety, 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetate, as a guest, was prepared by the spontaneous self-assembly method from an aqueous solution for the formation of a new layered organic-inorganic hybrid nanocomposite material. In this synthesis, the host- and guest-forming species were simultaneously included in the mother liquor, aged, and separated. Various Zn/Al ratios (R = 2, 3, and 4), concentrations of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (0.03-0.1 M), and pH (7 and 10) were studied to optimize the formation of the layered nanocomposite. It was found that the optimum conditions for the formation of the nanocomposite were R = 4, pH 7, and concentration of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid = 0.08 M. X-ray diffraction shows that this sample affords a nanolayered structure with a basal spacing of 24.6 Å.
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Keywords: 2,4-DICHLOROPHENOXYACETIC ACID; HYDROTALCITE; LAYERED DOUBLE HYDROXIDE; NANOCOMPOSITE; ORGANIC-INORGANIC NANOHYBRID; PLANT GROWTH REGULATOR; SELF-ASSEMBLED

Document Type: Communications

Affiliations: Multifunctional Nanomaterials for Industrial Application Research Group, Department of Chemistry, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Publication date: 2002-04-01

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