Solid State Science and Technology, Vol. 19, No 1 (2011) 107-113

ISSN 0128-7389





Zaemah binti Jubri1,*, Nor Zalina Anua binti Mohd Yusoff 1,

Siti Halimah binti Sarijo2 and Elya Sufliza binti Marsom1

1Department of Science & Mathematics, College of Engineering,

Universiti Tenaga Nasional, 43009 Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia

2Faculty of Applied Science, Universiti Teknologi Mara,

40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia



An organic-inorganic nanohybrid material of zinc-aluminium-layered double hydroxide

containing beta-naphtoxyacetic acid (BNOA) as the interlamella anion was synthesized

using co-prepitation method. BNOA ion was successfully intercalated into Zn-Allayered

double hydroxide by expanding the interlayer spacing from 8.93 to 19.46

based on the PXRD diffractogram of the nanocomposite. Thermal composition

(calcination) of the nanocomposite (Zn-Al-BNOA) was studied by heating the samples

at 100 800 C under atmospheric condition. The layered structure of the

nanocomposite collapsed when the sample was heated at 350 C and the formation of

ZnO phase was observed at 400 C and higher. Further characterization for the FTIR

and organic-inorganic composition and SEM, were also carried out.



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