Synthesis of poly(hydroxamic acid) ligand from polymer grafted khaya cellulose for transition metals extraction

Md Lutfor Rahman, and Bablu Hira Manda, and Shaheen M. Sarkar, and Nor Asiken Abdul Wahab, and Mashitah Mohd Yusoff, and Sazmal Effendi Arshad, and Baba Musta, (2016) Synthesis of poly(hydroxamic acid) ligand from polymer grafted khaya cellulose for transition metals extraction. Fibers and Polymers, 17 (4). pp. 521-532. ISSN 1875-0052


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A cellulose-graft-poly(methyl acrylate) was synthesized by free radical initiating process and the ester functional groups were converted into the hydroxamic acid ligand. The intermediate and final products are characterized by FT-IR, FE-SEM, HR-TEM and XPS technique. The pH of the solution acts as a key factor in achieving optical color signals of metalcomplexation. The reflectance spectra of the [Cu-ligand]n+ complex was found to be a highest absorbance at 99.8 % at pH 6 and it was increased upon increasing of Cu2+ ion concentrations and a broad peak at 700 nm was observed which indicated the charge transfer (π-π transition) metals-Cu complex. The adsorption capacity of copper was found to be superior (336 mg g−1) rather than other transition metals such as Fe3+, Co3+, Cr3+, Ni2+, Mn2+ and Zn2+ were 310, 295, 288, 250, 248 and 225 mg g-1, respectively at pH 6. The experimental data of all metal ions fitted significantly with the pseudo-second-order rate equation. The transition metal ions sorption onto ligand were well fitted with the Langmuir isotherm model (R2>0.99), which suggested that the cellulose-based adsorbent known as poly(hydroxamic acid) ligand surface is homogenous and monolayer. The reusability of the poly(hydroxamic acid) ligand was checked by the sorption/desorption process up to ten cycles without any significant loss in its original sensing and removal performances.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adsorption, Khaya cellulose, Poly(hydroxamic acid), Transition metals, Extraction
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Science and Natural Resources
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2016 01:01
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2017 04:53

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