7. Hierarchical Layered Double Hydroxide Materials

  1. Qiang Zhang and
  2. Fei Wei
  1. Jingbin Han,
  2. Min Wei,
  3. David G. Evans and
  4. Xue Duan

Published Online: 11 APR 2014

DOI: 10.1002/9783527664948.ch7

Advanced Hierarchical Nanostructured Materials

Advanced Hierarchical Nanostructured Materials

How to Cite

Han, J., Wei, M., Evans, D. G. and Duan, X. (2014) Hierarchical Layered Double Hydroxide Materials, in Advanced Hierarchical Nanostructured Materials (eds Q. Zhang and F. Wei), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527664948.ch7

Editor Information

  1. Tsinghua University, Beijing Key Laboratory of Green Chemical Reaction Engineering and Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering, Beijing 100084, China

Author Information

  1. State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering, Science College, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beisanhuan East Road No. 15, Chaoyang, Beijing, 100029, China

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 APR 2014
  2. Published Print: 26 MAR 2014

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527333462

Online ISBN: 9783527664948



  • layered double hydroxides (LDHs);
  • hierarchical structure;
  • nanocomposites;
  • multifunctional materials


This chapter summarizes several important methods for the fabrication of hierarchical layered double hydroxide (LDH) materials (e.g., belt/rod-like structures, nano/microspheres, core–shell architecture, LDH–metal oxides/hydroxides, and LDH–nanocarbon composites) by using reverse microemulsion synthesis, topotactic intercalation, coprecipitation, layer-by-layer assembly, in situ growth, CVD deposition, and so on. The obtained nanocomposites exhibit excellent performances as multifunctional materials in efficient absorbents and catalysts, electrochemical energy storage devices, and drug-delivery systems. The fabrication and application of hierarchical LDH materials represent a new direction in the development of LDH-based multifunctional materials, which will encourage future work to push forward the progress of this emerging area.