The surface structure of manganese cation and MnTMPyP intercalated potassium niobate

D. H. Lee, Y. Kim, O. Sato, A. Fujishima, K. Hashimoto

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K4Nb6O17·3H2O has a cation exchange ability in K+ ion existing in the interlayer and a property of photocatalyst host. As a preliminary step in the preparation of this catalyst, the cation exchange plays an important role. In this study, we prepared potassium niobate intercalated with Mn2+ and Mn(III)TMPyP7+ (Mn(III)5,10,15,20-tetra(4-pyridyl)-porphyrin) ions and observed the evidence of cation exchange in the interlayer by means of atomic force microscopy. AFM images showed that the Mn2+ ion and MnTMPyP cations regularly occupied the potassium sites. This indicates that the metallic oxide reduction center was formed in the interlayer by the cation exchanged species prior to redox treatment and not on the surface of the potassium niobate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-140
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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