Synthesis of molecularly imprinted polymer for removal of Congo red

Showkat, Ahmad Bhawani and Syed Rizwan, Shafqat and Salma, Bakhtiar and Mohamad Nasir, Mohamad Ibrahim (2020) Synthesis of molecularly imprinted polymer for removal of Congo red. BMC Chemistry, 14 (1). pp. 27-41. ISSN 2661-801X

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Congo red (CR) is an anionic azo dye widely used in many industries including pharmaceutical, textile, food and paint industries. The disposal of huge amount of CR into the various streams of water has posed a great threat to both human and aquatic life. Therefore, it has become an important aspect of industries to remove CR from diferent water sources. Molecular imprinting technology is a very slective method to remove various target pollutant from environment. In this study a precipitation polymerization was employed for the efective and selective removal of CR from contaminated aqueous media. A series of congo red molecularly imprinted polymers (CR-MIPs) of uniform size and shape was developed by changing the mole ratio of the components. The optimum ratio (0.1:4: 20, template, functional monomer and cross-linking monomer respectively) for CR1-MIP from synthesized polymers was able to rebind about 99.63% of CR at the optimum conditions of adsorption parameters (contact time 210 min, polymer dosage 0.5 g, concentration 20 ppm and pH 7). The synthesized polymers were characterized by various techniques such as Fourier Infra-red spectroscopy (FTIR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), energydispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), and Brumauer–Emmett–Teller (BET). The p

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Congo red, Synthesis, Molecularly imprinted polymer, Removal, River water, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 04 May 2020 01:02
Last Modified: 27 May 2021 10:53

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