Chemical Characterization of Carbon Nanoparticles by Titration Method

Ho, Boon Kui (2014) Chemical Characterization of Carbon Nanoparticles by Titration Method. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Carbon nanoparticles (CNP) having below 10 nm in size. Firstly, in this study, starch nanoparticles were regenerated from sago starch by adding of starch solution into excess ethanol under controlled condition. After starch nanoparticles were obtained from available native sago starch. Then, it will be converted into carbon nanoparticles through process dehydration with concentrated acid such as sulphuric acid. Finally, carbon nanoparticles can be functionalized by nitric acid oxidation of carbon nanoparticles. The results of fourier transform infrared (FTIR) showed that carbonyl group peaks assigned at 1718 cm-1 and the UV-vis spectrometer showed that the wavelength of carbonyl group at 300 nm. When the concentration of nitric acid and reflux duration increases respectively, the titration method showed that amount of carboxylic groups were also increased. The optimum yield of COOH has been achieved is 1.5 % when carbon nanoparticles refluxed with 2M of nitric acid for 60 minutes.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2014.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Starch nanoparticles, Carbon nanodots, Carboxylic group and titration method
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Unai
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2021 08:03
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2023 08:35

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