Study of assembly of arachidic acid/LDHs hybrid films containing photoactive dyes.
ABSTRACT Hybrid monolayers formed with an floating arachidic acid (AA) anions monolayer binding with a densely packed layered double hydroxides (LDHs) monolayer at an air/LDHs suspension interface has been studied by pi-A isotherms and TEM images. An ordered multilayer film of AA/LDHs has been fabricated by Langmuir-Blodgett technique on various substrates. The photoactive dyes (methyl orange, MO, and Congo red, CR) can be incorporated into the galleries of LDHs in the AA/LDHs hybrid LB film by an ion intercalation method. The results of FTIR and UV-vis absorption spectra can approve the formation of AA/LDHs/dyes composite films. In addition, UV-vis absorption spectra and LAXRD analyses also provide evidence for the good vertical uniformity and stable layered periodic structure of AA/LDHs/dyes films. More interestingly, it was found that the dye molecules intercalated can be induced by a positively charged LDHs sheet to align in a special orientation and form different aggregates: MO molecules form sandwich H-type aggregates, while CR molecules form head-to-tail J-type aggregates. On the basis of these data, a possible model of the AA/LDHs/dyes composite films was proposed. Also, the dye molecules incorporated into AA/LDHs films exhibit excellent configuration stability under the irradiation of UV light because the LDHs matrix offers a more rigid and constrained environment for them.
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ABSTRACT: Author's personal copy from the parent hydrocarbons is not likely, or at least not a major process. Previously, Hu et al. stated that carbon radicals and radical ions would be formed in the strong laser field, and are likely the primary building blocks in the growth of polyyne molecules. Lack of strong chain-length correlation between the product polyynes and solvent molecules is consistent with this assumption.Carbon 01/2010; 48:1676-1680. · 6.16 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: A novel magnetic Fe(3)O(4)/ZnCr-layered double hydroxide adsorbent was produced from electroplating wastewater and pickling waste liquor via a two-step microwave hydrothermal method. Adsorption of methyl orange (MO) from water was studied using this material. The effects of three variables have been investigated by a single-factor method. The response surface methodology (RSM) based on Box-Behnken design was successfully applied to the optimization of the preparation conditions. The maximum adsorption capacity of MO was found to be 240.16mg/g, indicating that this material may be an effective adsorbent. It was shown that 99% of heavy metal ions (Fe(2+), Fe(3+), Cr(3+), and Zn(2+)) can be effectively removed into precipitates and released far less in the adsorption process. In addition, this material with adsorbed dye can be easily separated by a magnetic field and recycled after catalytic regeneration with advanced oxidation technology. Meanwhile, kinetic models, FTIR spectra and X-ray diffraction pattern were applied to the experimental data to examine uptake mechanism. The boundary layer and intra-particle diffusion played important roles in the adsorption mechanisms.Journal of hazardous materials 10/2012; · 4.33 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: Methyl orange (MO) is a kind of anionic dye and widely used in industry. In this study, tricalcium aluminate hydrates (Ca-Al-LDHs) are used as an adsorbent to remove methyl orange (MO) from aqueous solutions. The resulting products were studied by X-ray diffraction (XRD), infrared spectroscopy (MIR), thermal analysis (TG-DTA) and scanning electron microscope (SEM). The XRD results indicated that the MO molecules were successfully intercalated into the tricalcium aluminate hydrates, with the basal spacing of Ca-Al-LDH expanding to 2.48nm. The MIR spectrum for CaAl-MO-LDH shows obvious bands assigned to the NN, NH stretching vibrations and SO, SO3(-) group respectively, which are considered as marks to assess MO(-) ion intercalation into the interlayers of LDH. The overall morphology of CaAl-MO-LDH displayed a "honey-comb" like structure, with the adjacent layers expanded.Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 07/2014; 426:44-7. · 3.55 Impact Factor