Intercalation of an amphiphilic azobenzene derivative into the interlayer space of a layered silicate, magadiite

M. Ogawa, M. Yamamoto, K. Kuroda

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Abstract

Intercalation of an ammonium amphiphile having an azobenzene chromophore, 4-dodccyloxy-4'-(trimethylammoniopentyloxy)azobenzene and 4-(ω-trimethylammoniodecyloxy)-p'- (octyloxy)azobenzene bromide, into the layered silicate magadiite (ideal formula Na2Si14O29.nH2O) was carried out by a conventional ion exchange reaction in an aqueous medium. An intercalation compound with the ideal formula visible absorption spectrum of the product, the intercalated azo dyes appear to form a J-aggregate in the interlayer space of magadiite. Under UV and visible light irradiation, the intercalated azo chromophore exhibited reversible transcis isomerization in the interlayer space of magadiite. This is the first successful report of photochemical reactions of guest species in the interlayer space of magadiite.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-266
Number of pages4
JournalClay Minerals
Volume36
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jun 1

Keywords

  • Azobenzene
  • Intercalation
  • Layered silicate
  • Magadiite
  • Nanocomposite
  • Photoisomerization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geochemistry and Petrology

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