Use of a Silsesquioxane Organically Modified with 4-amino-5-(4-pyridyl)-4H-1,2,4-triazole-3-thiol (APTT) for Adsorption of Metal Ions

Layciane Aparecida Soares, Tayla Fernanda Serantoni da Silveira, Daniela Rodrigues Silvestrini, Urquisa de Oliveira Bicalho, Devaney Ribeiro do Carmo


This paper describes the preparation of a nanostructured silsesquioxane, the cloropropilsilsesquioxano (S) that was organofunctionalised with the 4-amino-5-4(pyridyl)-4H-1,2,4-triazole-3-thiol (APTT), the material obtained of the functionalization was described as SA. The material SA was characterized by spectroscopy in the region of infrared (FTIR). After proper characterization, were carried studies on adsorption of metallic ions such as Cu2+, Ni2+ and Cd2+ in the active sites of SA. Different methods were studied in the adsorption of metal ions above: aqueous, ethanol 42% and ethanol 99%, determining the adsorption equilibrium time, which for both means and metals the maximum time averaged 35 minutes. After determining the adsorption equilibrium time of metal ions in each system, we determined the specific sorption capacity (Nf max) through adsorption isotherms. The results suggest that the sorption of metal ions on DPPIPS occurs mainly by surface complexation and a Langmuir model allowed describing the sorption of the metal ions on SA. The excellent adsorptive capacity made possible the development of a method for determination of metal ions at trace level in real samples such as waste water, ethanol fuel and alcoholics beverages.

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International Journal of Chemistry   ISSN 1916-9698 (Print)   ISSN 1916-9701 (Online)

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