A hydrated complex of 1,10-phenanthroline with Cu2+ cation was intercalated in the interlayer space of montmorillonite. This intercalation occurs initially by through a cation exchange mechanism in which the charge of the complex cation compensates the excess of the negative charge of the interlayer, then, once the cation exchange capacity (CEC) value has been reached, by direct adsorption of the sulfate salt of this complex (i.e. the cation together with its sulfate counterion). This material has showed interesting entrapping properties of gaseous phases and a peculiar chemical reactivity. However, the complete characterization and explanation of the formation of these materials is difficult with only experimental techniques. Hence, we used computational methods at atomic level to know how are the molecular structure of these complexes and their adsorption capacity of ammonia inside the interlayer confined space of montmorillonite for a better understanding of the experimental behaviour. First Principles calculations were performed based on Density Functional Theory (DFT). The intercalation of the phenanthroline-Cu(II) complex inside the nanoconfined interlayer of montmorillonite is energetically favourable in the relative proportion observed experimentally, being a cation exchange process. The further adsorption of the sulfate salt of the phenanthroline-Cu complex is also energetically possible. The adsorption of ammonia molecules in these montmorillonite-phenanthroline-Cu complexes was also favourable according with experimental behaviour.

Molecular structure and ammonia gas adsorption capacity of a Cu(II)-1,10-phenanthroline complex intercalated in montmorillonite by DFT simulations / Sainz-Diaz, C. I.; Castellini, E.; Escamilla-Roa, E.; Bernini, F.; Malferrari, D.; Brigatti, M. F.; Borsari, M.. - In: MICROPOROUS AND MESOPOROUS MATERIALS. - ISSN 1387-1811. - 327(2021), pp. 111408-111408. [10.1016/j.micromeso.2021.111408]

Molecular structure and ammonia gas adsorption capacity of a Cu(II)-1,10-phenanthroline complex intercalated in montmorillonite by DFT simulations

Castellini E.;Bernini F.;Malferrari D.;Brigatti M. F.;Borsari M.
2021

Abstract

A hydrated complex of 1,10-phenanthroline with Cu2+ cation was intercalated in the interlayer space of montmorillonite. This intercalation occurs initially by through a cation exchange mechanism in which the charge of the complex cation compensates the excess of the negative charge of the interlayer, then, once the cation exchange capacity (CEC) value has been reached, by direct adsorption of the sulfate salt of this complex (i.e. the cation together with its sulfate counterion). This material has showed interesting entrapping properties of gaseous phases and a peculiar chemical reactivity. However, the complete characterization and explanation of the formation of these materials is difficult with only experimental techniques. Hence, we used computational methods at atomic level to know how are the molecular structure of these complexes and their adsorption capacity of ammonia inside the interlayer confined space of montmorillonite for a better understanding of the experimental behaviour. First Principles calculations were performed based on Density Functional Theory (DFT). The intercalation of the phenanthroline-Cu(II) complex inside the nanoconfined interlayer of montmorillonite is energetically favourable in the relative proportion observed experimentally, being a cation exchange process. The further adsorption of the sulfate salt of the phenanthroline-Cu complex is also energetically possible. The adsorption of ammonia molecules in these montmorillonite-phenanthroline-Cu complexes was also favourable according with experimental behaviour.
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Molecular structure and ammonia gas adsorption capacity of a Cu(II)-1,10-phenanthroline complex intercalated in montmorillonite by DFT simulations / Sainz-Diaz, C. I.; Castellini, E.; Escamilla-Roa, E.; Bernini, F.; Malferrari, D.; Brigatti, M. F.; Borsari, M.. - In: MICROPOROUS AND MESOPOROUS MATERIALS. - ISSN 1387-1811. - 327(2021), pp. 111408-111408. [10.1016/j.micromeso.2021.111408]
Sainz-Diaz, C. I.; Castellini, E.; Escamilla-Roa, E.; Bernini, F.; Malferrari, D.; Brigatti, M. F.; Borsari, M.
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