Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Materials of Zirconium and Aluminum and Their Usage in the Removal of Methylene Blue


Kayan G. O. , KAYAN A.

JOURNAL OF INORGANIC AND ORGANOMETALLIC POLYMERS AND MATERIALS, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10904-021-01961-y
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF INORGANIC AND ORGANOMETALLIC POLYMERS AND MATERIALS

Abstract

Two novel inorganic-organic hybrid materials, Al-Pydca-3-APDEMS-H and Zr-Pydca-3-APDEMS-H, were prepared by the sol gel method in two steps. In the first step, Al((OBu)-Bu-s)(2)-Pydca and Zr(OPrn)(3)-Pydca complexes were prepared from the reactions of aluminum sec-butoxide Al((OBu)-Bu-s)(3) and zirconium n-propoxide Zr(OPrn)(4) with 2,6-pyridinedicarboxylic acid, respectively. After 3 h of stirring, 3-aminopropyldiethoxymethyl silane (3-APDEMS) and dilute hydrochloric acid were added to the Al((OBu)-Bu-s)(2)-Pydca and Zr(OPrn)(3)-Pydca mixtures to hydrolyze the reactions and to form condensation products. These hybrid products were characterized by a combination of Fourier-transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy, powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscope (SEM), energy-dispersive X-ray (EDX) spectroscopy, Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) analysis, Barrett-Joyner-Halenda (BJH) and other analysis methods. These hybrid materials were used for the removal of methylene blue (MB), a cationic organic dye. The removal efficiency of hybrid materials was measured by UV-Vis spectroscopy.