Simplified synthesis of nitrate form of layered double hydroxide

J. Olanrewaju, B. L. Newalkar, C. Mancino, S. Komarneni

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The present study reports a simplified method to synthesize the nitrate forms of layered double hydroxides (LDHs). LDHs or anionic clays with Mg:Al ratios of 2:1, 2.5:1 and 3:1 and mostly containing nitrate anions were prepared at 25 °C, 60 °C and 100 °C without controlled atmospheric conditions. The nitrate form of anionic clay is a potential candidate for the development of slow-release nitrate fertilizer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)307-310
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Letters
Issue number6
StatePublished - Oct 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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