A.B. Suriani

A.B. Suriani
Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) | upsi · Nanotechnology Research Centre, Faculty of Science and Mathematics, UPSI, 35900 Tanjung Malim, Perak, Malaysia.

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February 2016 - February 2018
Educatum Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology
Position
  • Chief Editor
February 2014 - May 2018
Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI)
Position
  • Professor (Associate)/Research Fellow
May 2013 - May 2015
Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI)
Position
  • Professor (Associate) (Head of Department)
Education
December 2008 - December 2011
Universiti Teknologi MARA
Field of study
  • Physics
June 2002 - May 2005
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Field of study
  • Physics
June 1998 - May 2002
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Field of study
  • Physics

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Publications (118)
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Hypothesis As compared to common aliphatic surfactants, increasing the number of pendant or incorporated aromatic groups in a surfactant is expected to offer significant enhancement in the affinity for graphene surfaces. The basis for enhanced graphene-philicity of aromatic surfactants is that they can develop appreciable π – π interactions with gr...
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Hybrid organic–inorganic perovskite (HOIP) photovoltaics have emerged as a promising new technology for the next generation of photovoltaics since their first development 10 years ago, and show a high-power conversion efficiency (PCE) of about 29.3%. The power-conversion efficiency of these perovskite photovoltaics depends on the base materials use...
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In this work, waste cooking palm oil (WCPO)-based carbon nanotubes (CNTs) with encapsulated iron (Fe) nanoparticles have been successfully produced via modified thermal chemical vapor deposition method. Based on several characterizations, the dense WCPO-based CNT was produced with high purity of 89% and high crystallinity proven by low ID/IG ratio...
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The usefulness of carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) as a matrix material in enhancing the controlled release formulations of bispyribac (BP) herbicide from the interlayer gallery of zinc hydroxide nitratesodium dodecylsulphate–bispyribac (ZHN–SDS–BP) nanocomposite was investigated. The CMC coated nanocomposite, ZHN–SDS–BP–CMC was characterised using se...
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Previously, surfactant-assisted exfoliated graphene oxide (sEGO) formed with the triple-chain surfactant TC14 (sodium 1,4-bis(neopentyloxy)-3-(neopentylcarbonyl)-1,4-dioxobutane-2-sulfonate) was applied in wastewater treatment. The extent of dye-removal and adsorption capacity of the sEGO formed with this triple-chain surfactant outperformed those...
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In this work, the use of carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) is highlighted in enhancing the controlled release behaviour of zinc/aluminium layered double hydroxide-quinclorac (Zn/Al-LDH-QC). The Zn/Al-LDH-QC-CMC nanocomposite were characterised using powder x-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, thermogravimetric and derivative ther...
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In this work, sand/zinc oxide (ZnO)/titanium dioxide (TiO 2)-based photocatalysts were hybridized with graphene oxide (GO) and GO_multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) hybrid solution. The novel hybrid was then used in photocatalysis to degrade dye contamination. The nanocomposite photocatalyst was initially fabricated by growing ZnO nanorods (NRs...
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Transparent conductive films (TCFs) have been widely used as transparent electrodes in nanoelectronic and energy storage devices. An ideal electrode should have high optical transparency, electrical conductivity and carrier mobility to increase the performance and efficiency of devices. Graphene is introduced as a promising new-generation material...
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p> Dye sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) merupakan teknologi alternatif fotovoltaik yang menguntungkan. DSSCs menunjukkan harga yang murah, efisiensi yang tinggi dan proses pembuatan yang sederhana. Dalam aplikasi DSSCs, fotoanoda memiliki peranan yang penting untuk mengumpulkan elektron-elektron yang tereksitasi dan dye berfungsi untuk menyalurkan ca...
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A new nano host-fungicide, namely zinc hydroxide nitrate–sodium dodecyl sulphate–fluazinam (ZHN–SDS–FZ) was successfully synthesised using an ion exchange method. The intercalation of fluazinam (FZ) in the interlayer gallery of ZHN–SDS was confirmed by PXRD pattern with the basal spacing of 32.7 Å. The FTIR confirmed that FZ exist in the interlayer...
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The aim of this study is to modulate the controlled release properties of zinc hydroxide nitrate–sodium dodecylsulphate–bispyribac (ZHN–SDS–BP) nanocomposite, by coating the nanocomposite using chitosan. This study was conducted as part of an effort to reduce the environmental problems caused by the over-use of pesticides. The characterisation stud...
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The generation of surfactant-assisted exfoliated graphene oxide (sEGO) by electrochemical exfoliation is influenced by the presence of surfactants, and in particular the hydrophobic tail molecular-architecture. Increasing surfactant chain branching may improve the affinity for the graphite surfaces to provide enhanced intersheet separation and stab...
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A neutrally charged insecticide, imidacloprid (IC), has been intercalated into zinc hydroxide nitrate (ZHN) with the assistance of sodium dodecylsulphate (SDS). The presence of SDS assists the intercalation of IC by forming a hydrophobic region in the interlayer gallery of ZHN. The intercalated compound, ZHN–SDS–IC, was characterised using powder X...
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Controlled release formulations of herbicides have been recognised to have potential in reducing the adverse effects of conventional herbicides on our environment. In this work, the controlled release behaviour of quinclorac (QC) from zinc/aluminium-layered double hydroxide-quinclorac (Zn/Al-LDH-QC) and its chitosan-coated composite Zn/Al-LDH-QC-Ch...
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The article addresses an interesting yet unexplored issue in the development of surfactants for microemulsion stabilisation: the role of surfactant headgroup modification to tune the surfactant performances in CO2,water, and cyclohexane. The aqueous properties, and phase behaviour of novel tetrapropylammonum (TPA) surfactants is described. For comp...
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Bispyribac (BP) anions have been successfully intercalated in the interlayer region of zinc hydroxide nitrate (ZHN) in the presence of sodium dodecylsulphate (SDS) surfactant. The physicochemical properties of the intercalation compound ZHN–SDS–BP have been characterised herein with different instrumental techniques. The intercalation of BP and SDS...
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The effect of incorporating common dodecyl anionic and cationic surfactants such as dodecyltrimethylammonium bromide (DTAB), dodecylethyldimethylammonium bromide (DDAB), and sodium dodecylsulfate (SDS) in nanocomposites of reduced graphene oxide and nanocellulose are described. The stabilization and electrical properties of the nanocomoposites of r...
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Sodium dodecyl sulphate surfactant was intercalated into the layered zinc hydroxide salt for the successful adsolubilisation of poor water-soluble pesticide, thiacloprid. The intercalation of the dodecyl sulphate ion was confirmed by PXRD analysis with basal spacing 30.1 Å. The presence of thiacloprid into the interlayer gallery of zinc layered hyd...
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In this work, reduced graphene oxide (rGO) was produced from graphene oxide (GO) by a reduction process, which utilised hydrazine hydrate as reducing agent. GO was initially synthesised by electrochemical exfoliation assisted with customised triple-tail sodium 1,4-bis(neopentyloxy)-3-(neopentyloxycarbonyl)-1,4-dioxobutane-2-silphonate (TC14) surfac...
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Carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) acts as a coating material for a magnesium-layered hydroxide-3-(4-methoxyphenyl)propionate (MLH-MPP) nanocomposite via spontaneous self-assembly. The resulting product is called a magnesium-layered hydroxide-3-(4-methoxyphenyl)propionate/carboxymethylcellulose (MLH-MPP/CMC) nanocomposite. The XRD pattern of the MLH-MPP/...
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Quinmerac (QM), a type of quinolinecarboxylic acid herbicide that is commonly used for controlling broad-leaved weeds, was intercalated between the layers of Zn/Al-layered double hydroxide (LDH) using a co-precipitation method. Several techniques were used for the characterisation of the synthesised nanocomposite. The powder X-ray diffraction patte...
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The graphene oxide (GO) -based counter electrode (CE) was fabricated on the fluorine-doped tin oxide (FTO) substrate. The GO and reduced GO (rGO) assisted by single-tail sodium dodecyl sulphate (SDS) and triple-tail sodium 1,4-bis(neopentyloxy)-3-(neopentyloxycarbonyl)-1,4-dioxobutane-2-silphonate (TC14) surfactants were developed as CE material. T...
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Hypothesis: The compatibility of surfactants and graphene surfaces can be improved by increasing the number of aromatic groups in the surfactants. Including aniline in the structure may improve the compatibility between surfactant and graphene further still. Surfactants can be modified by incorporating aromatic groups in the hydrophobic chains or h...
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A release study of dichlorprop phenoxyherbicides from the interlayer of a Zn/Al-layered double hydroxide-dichlorprop nanocomposite was performed with various concentrations of sodium chloride, sodium carbonate and sodium phosphate and a mixture of sodium chloride, sodium carbonate and sodium phosphate in aqueous solution. The release study of dichl...
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A novel organic-inorganic nanocomposite based on carbamate insecticide-zinc layered hydroxide modified with sodium dodecyl sulphate nanocomposite (ZLH-SDS-PRO) was synthesized through ion exchange method of propoxur with commercially available zinc nitrate at various concentrations. The intercalation of propoxur into the interlayer of zinc layered...
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The ion exchange method was used to intercalate a poor water-soluble insecticide, isoprocarb into zinc layered hydroxide (ZLH). PXRD analysis indicated the successful intercalation with good crystallinity for the resulting nanocomposite, with a basal spacing of 33.1 Å. FTIR analyses showing the resemblance of an absorption peak of the nanocomposite...
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A facile electrochemical exfoliation method was established to efficiently prepare conductive paper containing reduced graphene oxide (RGO) with the help of single chain anionic surfactant ionic liquids (SAILs). The surfactant ionic liquids are synthesized from conventional organic surfactant anions and a 1-butyl-3-methyl-imidazolium cation. For th...
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A facile electrochemical exfoliation method was established to efficiently prepare conductive paper containing reduced graphene oxide (RGO) with the help of single chain anionic surfactant ionic liquids (SAILs). The surfactant ionic liquids are synthesized from conventional organic surfactant anions and a 1-butyl-3-methyl-imidazolium cation. For th...
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Tin (Sn)-doped zinc oxide (ZnO) nanorod arrays (TZO) were synthesized onto aluminum-doped ZnO-coated glass substrate via a facile sonicated sol–gel immersion method for humidity sensor applications. These nanorod arrays were grown at different Sn concentrations ranging from 0.6 to 3 at.%. X-ray diffraction patterns showed that the deposited TZO arr...
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Highly sensitive and extremely thin tin oxide/zinc oxide (SnO2/ZnO) heterojunction films were prepared via a two-step solution-based method for humidity-sensing application. The average diameters of the ZnO and SnO2 nanoparticles were 26 and 6 nm, respectively. The deposition of SnO2 for 3 min reduced film resistance from 6.74 MΩ to 0.40 MΩ. Remark...
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Nickel (Ni)-doped zinc oxide (ZnO) nanorod array films were synthesised using sonicated sol-gel immersion method. The FESEM images showed that the Ni-doped ZnO nanorod arrays possess hexagonal shape with average diameter about 120 nm and thickness about 1.10 µm. The Ni-doped ZnO nanorod arrays possess better transmittance properties with 3.27 eV of...
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A nanocomposite consisted of n-type titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanorod arrays (TNAs) and p-type nickel oxide (NiO) were deposited using a novel facile low-temperature aqueous chemical route (ACR) in a Schott bottle with cap clamps and sol-gel spin coating method, respectively on a transparent conductive oxide (TCO) glass substrate for the application...
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This research presents a facile one step aqueous chemical route (ACR) for synthetizing and depositing Sn-doped titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanorod arrays (TNAs) on a transparent conductive oxide (TCO) glass substrate. The prepared sample was annealed at 450 °C for 2 hours. The effect of Sn doping on structural property of TNAs has been investigated wit...
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Titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanorod arrays (TNAs) were synthesized and deposited on fluorine tin oxide (FTO)-coated glass substrate using a one-step immersion method in a glass container. The effect of the polymeric coating thickness of p-type polyaniline (PANI) on the n-type TNAs was investigated in the p-n heterojunction photodiode (PD) for the appli...
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Titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanorod arrays (TNAs) were synthesized and deposited on fluorine tin oxide (FTO)-coated glass substrate using a novel and facile immersion method in a glass container. The synthesis and deposition of p-type nickel oxide (NiO) nanosheets (NS) on the n-type TNAs was investigated in the p-n heterojunction photodiode (PD) for th...
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Aluminum (Al)-doped zinc oxide (ZnO) nanorod array films were successfully deposited at different growth time on zinc oxide (ZnO) seed layer coated glass substrate using sol-gel immersion method. The morphology images of the films showed that the thicknesses of the films were increased parallel with the increment of growth period. The surface topol...
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Tin-doped zinc oxide (SZO) nanorod films at different concentrations of polyethylene glycol (PEG) were successfully deposited on zinc oxide (ZnO) seeded layer catalyst using sol-gel immersion method. The morphology of the samples were characterized using field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), optical properties using UV-Vis spectropho...
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An improved dye-sensitized solar cell (DSC) of rutile-phased titanium dioxide (TiO2) electrode with increased power conversion efficiency was successfully fabricated. Rutile-phased TiO2 nanorods and nanoflowers were grown directly on fluorine-doped SnO2 (FTO) by simple aqueous chemical growth technique using one-step hydrothermal process. The solut...
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Aluminum (Al)-doped titanium dioxide nanorod arrays (ATNs) were grown on fluorine-doped tin oxide-coated glass at different Al atomic concentrations ranging from 1 at.% to 5 at.% in a Schott bottle through single-step aqueous chemical growth for self-powered photoelectrochemical cell-type ultraviolet (UV) photosensor applications. X-ray diffraction...
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Zn/Al-layered double hydroxide-quinclorac (Zn/Al-LDH-QC) nanocomposite has been synthesised via co-precipitation method. The versatility of the Zn/Al-LDH enables this host material to be intercalated with quinclorac (QC), a type of auxin agonist herbicide that was widely used in paddy cultivation. The PXRD analysis shows that the basal spacing of t...
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Ferulic acid (FA) was intercalated into zinc layered hydroxide (ZLH) to form a new nanocomposite, namely zinc layered hydroxide-ferulate (ZLH-FA) and was further coated by surfactants sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) and polysorbate 80 (Tween-80). XRD patterns of the ZLH-FA nanocomposite obtained reveals a crystalline structure with basal spacing of 26...
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Hypothesis: Graphene nanoplatelets (GNPs) can be dispersed in natural rubber matrices using surfactants. The stability and properties of these composites can be optimized by the choice of surfactants employed as stabilizers. Surfactants can be designed and synthesized to have enhanced compatibility with GNPs as compared to commercially available c...
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Tin-doped zinc oxide nanorods (Sn:ZnO NRs) were prepared on magnesium (Mg)–aluminum (Al) co-doped ZnO seeded layer-coated glass substrate using low-temperature solution immersion for ethanol gas sensor applications. The crystallite size, diameter size, and thickness of Sn:ZnO NRs were found to be 46, 84, and 480 nm, respectively; these values were...
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Rutile titanium dioxide nanorods array were fabricated on fluorine-doped tin oxide by using hydrothermal method. The influences of hydrothermal reaction time on morphology, structure property, crystallization, and Raman spectra have been investigated. The hydrothermal treatment was conducted by varying the reaction time at 4, 10, 16, and 24 h with...
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A unique heteronetwork consisting of crystalline tin-doped zinc oxide nanorod arrays and rutile tin oxide nanowires (SZO/SnO2) was fabricated for the first time using a two-step solution immersion method at a low temperature and immersion time (2 h) for humidity sensing applications. The average diameter and thickness of the SZO are approximately 9...
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The chemically modified multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) paste electrode with chloroplatinum(II) complex for the determination of mercury is presented. The chloroplatinum(II) complex was characterized by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR), Fourier transforms infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), energ...
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An insulating polymer, radiation vulcanization natural of rubber latex (RVNRL), was successfully converted into electrically conductive nanocomposite by the addition of reduced graphene oxide (rGO) assisted by sodium 1,4-bis(neopentyloxy)-3-(neopentyloxycarbonyl)-1,4-dioxobutane-2-sulfonate (TC14) surfactant. The starting material, graphene oxide (...
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The ZnO/TiO2 bilayer was fabricated on the fluorine-doped tin oxide (FTO) substrate. The ZnO nanorods and TiO2 nanoparticles were developed as photoanode material that were fabricated by using sol-gel immersion and squeegee method. The structure of ZnO/TiO2 bilayer showed a good properties for photoanode in DSSCs application. The ZnO/TiO2 bilayer h...
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In this work, 4-bis(neopentyloxy)-3-(neopentyloxycarbonyl)-1,4-dioxobutane-2-silphonate (TC14) surfactant assisted reduced graphene oxide (rGO) was used as a counter electrode (CE) in dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC). Field emission scanning electron microscopy and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy observations revealed that the TC14...
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The performance of pure anatase titanium dioxide (TiO2) annealed at different temperatures as photoanode in the application of dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) was investigated and discussed. All samples of TiO2 were deposited on fluorine-doped tin oxide (SnO2) on glass substrate using spray pyrolysis deposition (SPD) method. Characterizations of t...
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FTO thin films were prepared by the hydrothermal method at anneal temperature of 100°C-400°C using pentahydrate stannic chloride (SnCl4.5H2O) and ammonium fluoride (NH4F) as precursors, and a mixture of DI water, acetone and hydrochloride as a solvent. The X-ray diffraction studies confirmed the tetragonal structure with polycrystalline nature. The...
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A simple approach has been introduced for the first time for a scaled-up prototype of a carbon nanotube (CNT) production system by utilizing waste cooking palm oil (WCPO) as carbon feedstock. A modified thermal chemical vapor deposition (TCVD) setup is equipped with a peristaltic sprayer to continuously supply the precursor and catalyst into the sy...
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Myoglobin-modified gold nanorods incorporating reduced graphene oxide (rGO) were fabricated and deposited on a glassy carbon electrode (GCE) to obtain a sensor for nitric oxide (NO). The Mb-AuNR/rGO nanohybrid showed a transverse localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) band with a peak at 508 nm, and a longitudinal LSPR band at 724 nm. The AuNRs...
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Rutile-phased titanium dioxide nanorods (r-TNRs) and rutile-phased titanium dioxide nanoflowers (r-TNFs) were deposited on fluorine-doped tin oxide coated glass by using one step hydrothermal method at a fixed temperature of 150 °C. The hydrothermal treatment was conducted by varying the reaction time at 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 h. The effect of reac...
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Layered double hydroxides and layered hydroxide salts have generated enormous excitement in the inorganic field due to their potential to act as versatile host materials in fabricating novel host–guest layered materials. The ability of the layered hydroxide anion exchanger to be incorporated with a wide range of guest ions enable them to be exploit...
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Magnesium layered hydroxide (MLH) intercalated with anionic 3-(4-methoxyphenyl)propionic acid (MPP) was synthesised by a direct reaction method using magnesium oxide and MPP as precursors. A further coating of chitosan was applied on the external surface of MLH–MPP nanocomposite to form a new material, named MLH–MPP/chitosan nanocomposite. The XRD...