Synthesis and Characterization of Layered-Double Hydroxide 3-(4-Hydroxyphenyl) Propionate Nanocomposite
A new layered-double hydroxide-3-(4-hydroxyphenyl) propionate (LDH-HPP) has been synthesized by intercalation of 3-(4-hydroxyphenyl) propionic acid (HPP) into Zn-Al-layered double hydroxide (LDH) by ion-exchange method. PXRD, FTIR, TGA/DTG, compositional studies and FESEM were used to characterize the synthesized nanocomposite. The intercalation of HPP into the interlayer gallery space of LDH was characterized by x-ray diffractogram showed expanded basal spacing of the value of 17.1 Å. The FTIR spectra of LDH-HPP nanocomposite synthesis by 0.025M HPP resembled a mixture of both FTIR spectra of HPP and LDH. Thermal analysis of LDH-HPP nanocomposite shows a better thermal stability as compared to the pure HPP, which proved that the intercalation of HPP into LDH interlayer enhanced the thermal stability of the HPP.
A. Siti Nurasikin et al., "Synthesis and Characterization of Layered-Double Hydroxide 3-(4-Hydroxyphenyl) Propionate Nanocomposite", Nano Hybrids, Vol. 7, pp. 53-67, 2014