• Vol 4, No 1 (2013)
  • Chemical Engineering

Intercalation of Anthranilate Ion Into Zinc-Aluminium-Layered Double Hydroxide

Mazidah Mamat, Eny Kusrini, Asmah Hj. Yahaya, Mohd Zobir Hussein , Zulkarnain Zainal

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Mamat, M., Kusrini, .E., Yahaya, .A.H., & Mohd Zobir HusseinZainal, Z., 2017. Intercalation of Anthranilate Ion Into Zinc-Aluminium-Layered Double Hydroxide. International Journal of Technology. Volume 4(1), pp.73-80
Mazidah Mamat Advanced Materials Research Group, Department of Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, 21030 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu Darul Iman, Malaysia
Eny Kusrini Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia, 16424 Depok, Indonesia
Asmah Hj. Yahaya Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
Mohd Zobir Hussein Nanomaterials Laboratory, Institute of Advanced Technology (ITMA), Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
Zulkarnain Zainal Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
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Nanocomposites of zinc-aluminium-anthranilate (ZAAN) have been synthesized at different concentrations of anthranilic acid by co-precipitation method. These materials have been examined in detail by powder X-ray powder diffraction (PXRD) which showed the expansion of the basal spacing from 0.89 to ca. 1.33 nm and the shifting of the 003 peak towards the lower 2q angle. This indicates that the anthranilate anion was successfully intercalated into the interlayer gallery. However, FTIR analysis showed nitrate anion was also co-intercalated in the interlayer. The resulting nanocomposites show Type IV adsorption-desorption isotherms indicated the mesoporous structure of the material. BET surface area was found to be slightly different compared to zinc-aluminium-nitrate-layered double hydroxide (ZANO) after the intercalation process took place. Both ZANO and ZAAN have similar surface morphology, namely a flaky-like structure, but they are of different sizes.

Anthranilic Acid, Intercalation, Layered Double Hydroxide, Nanocomposites


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