Keywords: layered double hydroxides, molecule immobilisation, drug delivery, intercalation, bio-active molecules, enzyme immobilisation, catalysis, ion exchange, hybrid molecules, nanotechnology
Bio-active molecule immobilisation on layered double hydroxides
The new application trend of the layered double hydroxides (LDH) is put forward in enzyme immobilisation and drug delivery. Of key importance, we review the intercalation of bio-active molecules into the LDH and their properties. We also describe the structure of LDH and their application in the traditional regions such as catalysis, ion exchange and hybrid of organic and inorganic molecules.