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In situ sonic probe exfoliated graphene sheets in the presence of various concentrations of p-phosphonic acid calixarene are effective in removing nitrate from aquatic effluents, with the efficiency increasing for higher ratios of calixarene to graphite. Mild sonication of the nitrate-adsorbed material releases some nitrate ions back to the effluent.
Patterns of noble metal nanoparticles (NMNPs) of ruthenium and platinum are formed on p-phosphonic acid calixarene stabilised graphene in water. This involves hydrogen gas induced reduction of metal ions absorbed on the stabilised graphene, with TEM revealing the patterns being comprised of domains of parallel arrays of NMNPs ∼7 nm apart. The domains are… (More)
In this study, we report the synthesis of monodispersive solid and hollow CdS spheres with structure-dependent photocatalytic abilities for dye photodegradation. The monodispersive CdS nanospheres were constructed with the assistance of the soulcarboxymthyi chitosan biopolymer under hydrothermal conditions. The solid CdS spheres were corroded by ammonia to… (More)
Monodispersed Ru, Pt and Pd nanoparticles with narrow size distributions (2, 12 and 20 nm respectively) have been synthesised via bubbling hydrogen gas into aqueous solutions of the noble metal ions in the presence of p-phosphonic acid calixarene, at room temperature. Molecular modelling of the Ru nanoparticles provides insight into the role of the… (More)