Giannici F1, Mossuto Marculescu A1, Cattaneo AS2, Tealdi C2, Mustarelli P2, Longo A3,4, Martorana A1.
Inorg Chem. 2016 Dec 21. doi: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.6b02581. [Epub ahead of print]We describe the functionalization of the layered perovskite HLaNb2O7 with n-propanol, n-decanol, 3-mercaptopropyl-trimethoxysilane, imidazole, n-decylamine, and histamine. The use of sonication is found to significantly improve the reaction yield and to reduce the reaction time, compared to conventional thermal treatment under reflux. The obtained intercalates are thoroughly characterized through the use of several complementary experimental techniques (scanning electron microscopy, IR spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, thermogravimetric analysis, magic-angle spinning NMR), clarifying their structure and chemical bonding. Read More