The effect of UV radiation on cinnamate/layered double hydroxide (LDH) composites

Yoshikazu Kameshima, Aya Nakada, Toshihiro Isobe, Akira Nakajima, Kiyoshi Okada

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Cinnamate/layered double hydroxide (LDH) composites were prepared by a reconstruction method using sodium cinnamate solution. The cinnamate solution of 100mM was the most remarkable condition to obtain high cinnamate content of the cinnamate/LDH composite. The composite included about 30mass% of cinnamate was prepared using the LDH with Mg/Al = 2. In this composite, the new interlayer observed in XRD at 2θ = 4.5° formed a bilayer configuration of cinnamate. This composite showed excellent UV absorbability in UV-B region. Although the interlayer cinnamate changed into a dimer structure after UV radiation, the original UV absorbability was maintained in the composite.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-307
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Ceramic Society of Japan
Issue number1411
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013


  • Cinnamic acid
  • Layered double hydroxide
  • Photodimerization
  • UV radiation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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