Synthesis of Novel Metal Phosphonate Complex Structures through Soft Chemistry Conference Paper uri icon


  • Layered compounds containing organic pendant groups with hydrophilic functional groups may be made to exfoliate in aqueous media. These compounds behave as ion exchangers and sequestrants. Preliminary data on zirconium sulfophenylphosphonates and polyimine phosphonates will be presented. Mixing a polyimine with the sulfo-compound results in formation of insoluble interstratified complexes by self-assembly methods. Porous reactive complexes may be prepared in this way.

author list (cited authors)

  • Stein, E. W., Bhardwaj, C., Ortiz-Avila, C. Y., Clearfield, A., & Subramanian, M. A.

citation count

  • 2

publication date

  • March 1994