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Chitosan-bound pyridinedicarboxylate Ni(II) and Fe(III) complex biopolymer films as waste water decyanidation agents

Adewuyi, S., Jacob, J. M., Olaleye, O. O., Abdulraheem, T. O., Tayo, J. A. and Oladoyinbo, F. O. (2016) Chitosan-bound pyridinedicarboxylate Ni(II) and Fe(III) complex biopolymer films as waste water decyanidation agents. Carbohydrate Polymers, 151. pp. 1235-1239. ISSN 0144-8617

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2016.06.070


Chitosan is a biopolymer with immense structural advantage for chemical and mechanical modifications to generate novel properties, functions and applications. This work depicts new pyridinedicarboxylicacid (PDC) crosslinked chitosan-metal ion films as veritable material for cyanide ion removal from aqueous solution. The PDC-crosslinked chitosan-metal films (PDC-Chit–Ni(II) and PDC-Chit–Fe(III)) were formed by complexing PDC-crosslinked chitosan film with anhydrous nickel(II) and iron(III) chloride salts respectively. The PDC-Chit and its metal films were characterized employing various analytical and spectroscopic techniques. The FT-IR, UV–vis and the XRD results confirm the presence of the metal ions in the metal coordinated PDC-crosslinked chitosan film. The surface morphological difference of PDC-Chit-Ni(II) film before and after decyanidation was explored with scanning electron microscopy. Furthermore, the quantitative amount of nickel(II) and iron(III) present in the complex were determined using Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer as 32.3 and 37.2 μg/g respectively which portends the biopolymer film as a good complexing agent. Removal of cyanide from aqueous solution with PDC-Chit, PDC-Chit–Ni(II) and PDC-Chit–Fe(III) films was studied with batch equilibrium experiments. At equilibrium, decyanidation capacity (DC) followed the order PDC-Chit-Ni (II) ≈ PDC-Chit-Fe(III) > PDC-Chit. PDC-Chit-Ni(II) film gave 100% CN− removal within 40 min decyanidation owing to favorable coordination geometry.

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Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Chemistry
ID Code:66386

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