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Nomenclature of the hydrotalcite supergroup: natural layered double hydroxides

Mills, S J; Christy, Andrew; Genin , J. M. R.; Kameda, T.; Colombo, Fernando

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Layered double hydroxide (LDH) compounds are characterized by structures in which layers with a brucite-like structure carry a net positive charge, usually due to the partial substitution of trivalent octahedrally coordinated cations for divalent cations, giving a general layer formula [( M 2+1-x M 3+x )(OH)2] x+. This positive charge is balanced by anions which are intercalated between the layers. Intercalated molecular water typically provides hydrogen bonding between the brucite layers. In...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/72195
Source: Mineralogical Magazine
DOI: 10.1180/minmag.2012.076.5.10

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