This is the second book to be exclusively dedicated to layered double hydroxides (LDHs), also known as ‘hydrotalcite-like’ or ‘hydrotalcite-type materials’, and sometimes as anionic clays, due to their particular distribution of positive and negative charges in the layers and interlayers.

Published in Springer’s ‘Structure and Bonding Series’, the guest editors for this volume are members of the most active teams in this research area.

The first chapter, by Evans and Slade, reviews the structural aspects of LDHs, both from the experimental and theoretical points of view. After analysing the effects on the structure of the layer cations and their...

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