Journal of Chemical Sciences

, Volume 118, Issue 1, pp 105–115 | Cite as

Inclusion of poly-aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) molecules in a functionalized layered double hydroxide

  • L. Mohanambe
  • S. Vasudevan


The internal surface of an Mg-Al layered double hydroxide has been functionalized by anchoring carboxy-methyl derivatized β-cyclodextrin cavities to the gallery walls. Neutral polyaromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) molecules have been included within the functionalized solid by driving the hydrophobic aromatic molecules from a polar solvent into the less polar interior of the anchored cyclodextrin cavities by a partitioning process. The optical (absorption and emission) properties of the PAH molecules included within the functionalized Mg-Al layered double hydroxide solid are similar to that of dilute solutions of the PAH in non-polar solvents. The unique feature of these hybrid materials is that they are thermally stable over a wide temperature range with their emission properties practically unaltered.


Layered double hydroxide polyaromatic hydrocarbon molecules thermal emission properties 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Inorganic and Physical ChemistryIndian Institute of ScienceBangalore

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