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In situ preparation of polyaniline/silica composites and study of their adsorption characteristics

Chowdhury , A. N. and Yousuf , M. A. and Rahman , M. M. and Hassan, A. Q. M. Q. (2002) In situ preparation of polyaniline/silica composites and study of their adsorption characteristics. INDIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY SECTION A-INORGANIC BIO-INORGANIC PHYSICAL THEORETICAL & ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 41 (8). 1562-1568 . ISSN 0376-4710

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Abstract

Polyaniline/silica, poly-o-toluidine/silica and poly-2-chloroaniline/silica composites have been prepared under a variety of synthetic conditions by polymerizing the respective monomers in the presence of silica prepared in situ from an aqueous sodium silicate solution. The composites, thus synthesized, have been characterized by a wide range of experimental techniques including elemental analysis for silica content, density, infrared spectroscopy and sedimentometry for particle size determination. When used as column material in the IGC experiments, synthesized composites have been found to be capable of separating the alkanes (C-5-C-9) from their mixture. The composites have been further examined for their surface free energy and specific surface area. The observed BET surface area of the composites are found to be nearly ten times higher than that of the bulk polymer.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Physical Science > Nanophysics
Physical Science > Nano objects
Material Science > Nanochemistry
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
ID Code:9701
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:11 Oct 2010 09:34
Last Modified:11 Oct 2010 09:34

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