Thermal Behavior of Layered Double Hydroxide Zn-Al-Pyrovanadate: Composition, Structure Transformations, and Recovering Ability


Layered double hydroxides (LDHs) intercalated with vanadate anions have been recently discovered as promising active anticorrosive pigments. Estimation of true chemical composition and refinement of crystal structure of such LDHs are not straightforward because of a variety of the vanadate anion polytypes and their adsorption on the external surface of the hydroxide layers. By means of combination of methods of chemical analysis and application of X-ray diffraction, infrared spectroscopy, and thermogravimetric analysis, the chemical composition of Zn-Al-vanadate, polytype of the intercalated anion, and relative content of adsorbed species were found. Two structural modifications of the Zn-Al-vanadate LDH corresponding to different arrangements of the pyrovanadate anions were detected in the range between room temperature and 100 degrees C. Transition between the modifications is reversible and dependent on the relative content of the crystal water in the interlayer. Calcination at 150 degrees C and above leads to the irreversible degradation of the LDH phase and formation of ZnAl2O4 (above 300 degrees C) and Zn-3(VO4) (above 500 degrees C).



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Chemistry; Science & Technology - Other Topics; Materials Science


Salak, AN; Tedim, J; Kuznetsova, AI; Vieira, LG; Ribeiro, JL; Zheludkevich, ML; Ferreira, MGS

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This work was supported by FEDER through the COMPETE Program and by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) in the framework of the Strategic Project PESTC/ FIS/UI607/2011 as well as by EU FP7 Project 'MUST' NMP3-CP-IP 214261-2. The assistance of Mr A. D. Lisenkov with SEM-EDS measurements is greatly appreciated.

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