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Title: A multifunctional azobenzene-based polymeric adsorbent for effective water remediation
Authors: Wan, Decheng
Chen, F. [Feng]
Geng, Qingrui
Lu, Hang
Willcock, Helen
Liu, Qiuming
Wang, Fangyingkai
Zou, Kaidian
Jin, Ming
Pu, Hongting
Du, Jianzhong
Keywords: Nanoparticles
Pollution remediation
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Nature
Citation: WAN, D. ... et al., 2014. A multifunctional azobenzene-based polymeric adsorbent for effective water remediation. Scientific Reports, 4, DOI: 10.1038/srep07296.
Abstract: The efficient removal of trace carcinogenic organic pollutants, such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and ionic dyes, from water is an important technical challenge. We report a highly effective recyclable multifunctional azobenzene (AZ)-based silica-supported polymeric adsorbent which can simultaneously remove both PAHs and anionic dyes from water to below parts per billion (ppb) level based on multiple interactions such as the hydrophobic effect, [pi]–[pi] stacking and electrostatic interactions, thus providing a new strategy for designer water remediation materials.
Sponsor: JD and DW thank the financial support from NSFC (21074094, 21174107, 21374080 and 51273149). JD also thanks the supports from eastern scholar professorship and Shanghai 1000 plan.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1038/srep07296
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/22881
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep07296
ISSN: 2045-2322
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