Formation of MnS- and NiS-montmorillonites by solid-solid reactions

Nithima Khaorapapong*, Areeporn Ontam, Jinda Khemprasit, Makoto Ogawa

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MnS and NiS, which are a class of material used as a phosphor in thin film electroluminescence devices, formed in the interlayer spaces of montmorillonite by solid-solid reactions between powder of Mn(II)- or Ni(II)-montmorillonite and sodium sulfide at room temperature. The intercalation compounds were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, thermal analysis, thermogravimetric-mass spectroscopy analysis, and Raman, UV-visible and luminescence spectroscopies. The present solid-state intercalation and in situ formation of metal sulfides in the interlayer spaces of montmorillonite are a feasible synthetic route to prepare metal sulfide-montmorillonite hybrid materials with novel nanostructure and properties. Crown

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)238-242
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Clay Science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Feb


  • Manganese sulfide
  • Montmorillonite
  • Nickel sulfide
  • Optical properties
  • Solid-solid reaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Geology


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