Layered Silicate-Organic Interncalation Compounds as Photofunctional Materials

Makoto Ogawa*, Kazuyuki Kuroda, Chuzo Kato

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The alkylammonium-exchanged swellable layered clay minerals have been prepared and used as immobilizing media for photoactive organic compounds. Anthracene, pyrene and p-aminoazobenzene were incorporated into the interlayer spaces of the long-chain alkylammonium exchanged-smectites. It was revealed from the photoprocesses of the intercalated species that the adsorptive properties of the host materials varied depending on the arrangements of the interlayer alkylammoniumions. Besides the hydrophobic modification by long chain alkylammonium ions. 2-dimensional microporous structure was obtained by pillaring with tetramethylammonium ion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-178
Number of pages8
JournalStudies in Surface Science and Catalysis
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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