Mesoporous silica polymer nanocomposites functionalized with vinyl pyridine and vinyl pyrrolidinone

Mesoporous Silica Polymer Nanocomposites Functionalized With Vinyl Pyridine And Vinyl Pyrrolidinone for The Adsorption Of Humic Acid

G. Robin Wilson and  Amit Dubey*

Department of Chemistry, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT), Bhopal 462051, M.P, India

Adv. Mater. Lett., 2016, 7 (9), pp 760-764

DOI: 10.5185/amlett.2016.6077

Publication Date (Web): Jul 09, 2016

E-mail: dramit.dubey@gmail.com

Abstract


In order to induce the hydrophobicity and the influence of functional vinyl monomers, vinyl pyridine (VP), vinylpyrolidinone (V2P) and vinylsulphonic acid (VSA) were impregnated into SBA-15 matrix to generate SBA/L nanocomposites and characterized for the adsorption of humic acid (HA) for the first time. The structural order of the SBA/L samples was confirmed by standard physicochemical characterizations (powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD), adsorption isotherm, SEM etc). Considerable adsorption (120-140 mg/g) of HA was observed over basic (SBA/VP and SBA/V2P) nanocomposites compared to the acidic ones. Adsorption parameters like effect of temperature, pH, weight of the adsorbent and time were studied. The possible mechanistic pathway for hydrophilic/hydrophobic interactions was also explained.

Keywords

Vinyl monomer, humic acid, SBA-15/L, adsorption of HA.

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