SBA-15 mesoporous silica coated with macrocyclic calix[4]arene derivatives: Solid extraction phases for heavy transition metal ions

B.-L. Su, X.-C. Ma, F. Xu, L.-H. Chen, Z.-Y. Fu, N. Moniotte, S.B. Maamar, R. Lamartine, F. Vocanson

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    Abstract

    A layer of macrocyclic calix[4]arene derivatives has been grafted on the internal surface of the mesochannels of the ordered mesoporous SBA-15 to develop highly efficient trap for heavy transition metal (HTM) ions. To ensure the successful anchoring of calix[4]arene derivatives on the surface of SBA-15, two different types of calix[4]arene derivatives, one with one trimethoxysilane functional group and another with two trimethoxysilane functional groups have been explored. XRD, N adsorption and TEM results provide strong evidence that the mesoporous structure of the supporting materials retain their long range ordering throughout the grafting process. Solid-state NMR, TG and FT-IR spectroscopy indicate that both types of calix[4]arene derivatives can be well-anchored on the surface of the wall of SBA-15. Calix[4]arene derivative with only one trimethoxysilane functional group showed high grafting efficiency compared to that with two trimethoxysilane functional groups due to the intramolecular and intermolecular polycondensation between two trimethoxysilane functional groups. The HTM ions extraction capacity in aqueous solution of macrocycle functionalized SBA-15 nanohybrides for a series of HTM ions has been studied. The obtained materials demonstrated very high HTM ions extraction capacity up to 96% for Pb in aqueous solution.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)86-92
    Number of pages7
    JournalOptics Letters
    Volume360
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2011

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