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Table 1 Basal spacing and chemical composition of Zn/Al-LDH (LDH) and its nanohybrid (N3,4-D)

From: 3,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetate interleaved into anionic clay for controlled release formulation of a new environmentally friendly agrochemical

Sample d(Å) Zn/Al ratio Mole fraction (xAl) N(%) C(%) Aniona(% w/ w) BET surface area (m2g−1) BJH desorption pore volume (cm3g−1) BET average pore diameter (Å)
LDH 8.9 3.64 0.210 3.1 - - 1.3 0.024 127
N3,4-D 18.7 3.70 0.233 - 23.24 53.5 3.0 1.240 66.67
  1. aEstimated from CHNS analysis.