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Effect of oxidation degree on the synthesis and adsorption property of magnetite/graphene nanocomposites

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A facile approach is demonstrated to synthesize a series of magnetite/graphene nanocomposites by solvothermal method, which can be easily collected after removal of pollutants without secondary pollution of graphene powders. Raman and FT-IR analyses show that the reduction of the mixing vapor of ammonia and hydrazine at different reaction periods generates the discrepancy of oxidation degree for reduced graphene oxide (rGO), which can be kept after the solvothermal synthesis of Fe3O4/rGO nanocomposites. Batch adsorption experiments indicate that the nanocomposite with maximum oxidation degree of rGO presents the largest magnetization of 35.4 emu g(-1) and adsorption capacity of 59.2 mg g(-1) for Cu2+, while the one with minimum oxidation degree exhibits the strongest adsorption of 39.0 mg g(-1) for methylene blue accompanied with appropriate magnetization of 9.0 emu g(-1), and only 23% of initial capacity was lost after seven recycling use. The adsorption kinetics of the both composites follows the pseudo-second-order model, suggestive of physical and chemical interactions between the pollutants and adsorbent. The results suggest that the oxidation degree of the rGO substrate can apparently influence both the structure and the adsorbing behavior of Fe3O4/rGO nanocomposites, which allows the control over the adsorbent performance according to the pollutant of interest. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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Author(s): Luo K, Mu YY, Wang P, Liu XT

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Applied Surface Science

Year: 2015

Volume: 359

Pages: 188-195

Print publication date: 30/12/2015

Online publication date: 23/10/2015

Acceptance date: 14/10/2015

ISSN (print): 0169-4332

ISSN (electronic): 1873-5584

Publisher: Elsevier BV


DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2015.10.083


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Guangxi Ministry-Province Jointly-Constructed Cultivation Base for State Key Laboratory of Processing for Nonferrous Metal and Featured Materials
21163004National Natural Science Foundation of China
2013GXNSFAA019029Natural Science Foundation of Guangxi Province