Encapsulation of organic UV ray absorbents into layered double hydroxide for photochemical properties

Sher Bahadar Khan, Changzhi Liu, Eui Soung Jang, Kalsoom Akhtar, Haksoo Han

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Organic-inorganic nanohybrids, 3,4-dihydroxycinnamic acid/layered double hydroxide (CA/LDH), 4-hydroxy-3,5-dimethoxycinnamic acid/layered double hydroxide (SA/LDH), and 3-amino-5-triflouromethylbenzoic acid/layered double hydroxide (FBA/LDH) have been synthesized by co-precipitation reaction of organic ultraviolet (UV) ray absorbents such as 3,4-dihydroxycinnamic acid, 4-hydroxy-3,5-dimethoxycinnamic acid, 3-amino-5-triflouromethylbenzoic and Zn2Al layered double hydroxide (LDH). Detailed structural and absorption properties of the nanohybrids were studied by using X-ray diffraction (XRD), FT-IR and UV-Vis transmittance spectra which revealed that organic UV absorbents have been intercalated into the interlayer spaces of LDH and all nanohybrids showed excellent UV ray absorption. All the nanohybrids showed a lower catalytic activity as compared to the net organic UV ray absorbents by applying air oxidation to castor oil.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2923-2926
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Letters
Issue number19-20
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Oct

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea Grant by Korean Government (MEST); contract grant number: NRF-2009-C1AAA001-0092926 .

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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