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Facile synthesis of multiwall carbon nanotubes/iron oxides for removal of tetrabromobisphenol A and Pb(II)

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A one-step thermal decomposition strategy, in which a novel reductant participated, was developed to prepare superparamagnetic nearly cubic monodisperse Fe3O4 nanoparticles loaded on multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs/Fe3O4). Subsequently, the as-prepared MWCNTs/Fe3O4 nanocomposites were modified with 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane (APTS) (MWCNTs/Fe3O4–NH2). The materials were characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), vibrating sample magnetometry (VSM) and the BET surface area method. The results indicated that superparamagnetic Fe3O4 nanoparticles were successfully loaded onto the surface of the MWCNTs, and APTS was also modified on the MWCNTs/Fe3O4 magnetic nanocomposites. The two as-prepared magnetic nanocomposites were used as adsorbents to remove tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA) and Pb(II) from wastewater. The adsorption kinetics and adsorption isotherms of TBBPA and Pb(II) on the two as-prepared adsorbents were studied at pH 7.0 and 5.3, respectively. It was revealed that MWCNTs/Fe3O4–NH2 performed better than the MWCNTs/Fe3O4 nanocomposites for the adsorption properties of TBBPA and Pb(II). After adsorption, both adsorbents could be conveniently separated from the media by an external magnetic field within several seconds, and regenerated in 0.1 M NaOH solution.

Graphical abstract: Facile synthesis of multiwall carbon nanotubes/iron oxides for removal of tetrabromobisphenol A and Pb(ii)

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The article was received on 09 Dec 2011, accepted on 30 May 2012 and first published on 03 Jul 2012


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM32896H
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2012,22, 15853-15862

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    Facile synthesis of multiwall carbon nanotubes/iron oxides for removal of tetrabromobisphenol A and Pb(II)

    L. Ji, L. Zhou, X. Bai, Y. Shao, G. Zhao, Y. Qu, C. Wang and Y. Li, J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22, 15853
    DOI: 10.1039/C2JM32896H

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