29 December, 2015

Self-Assembly of 1D/2D Hybrid Nanostructures Consisting of a Cd(II) Coordination Polymer and NiAl-Layered Double Hydroxides

Gonzalo Abellán, Pilar Amo-Ochoa, José Luis G. Fierro, Antonio Ribera, Eugenio Coronado and Félix Zamora.

Polymers 2016, 8(1), 5
DOI: 10.3390/polym8010005

Full article: http://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/8/1/5


The preparation and characterization of a novel hybrid material based on the combination of a 2D-layered double hydroxide (LDH) nanosheets and a 1D-coordination polymer (1D-CP) has been achieved through a simple mixture of suspensions of both building blocks via an exfoliation/restacking approach. The hybrid material has been thoroughly characterized demonstrating that the 1D-CP moieties are intercalated as well as adsorbed on the surface of the LDH, giving rise to a layered assembly with the coexistence of the functionalities of their initial constituents. This hybrid represents the first example of the assembly of 1D/2D nanomaterials combining LDH with CP and opens the door for a plethora of different functional hybrid systems.