Nanostructured polymers with high surface area using inorganic templates for the efficient extraction of anionic dyes from solutions

Tao Zhang, Xiaoxi Huang, Teddy Asefa

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A protonated polyaniline-functionalized SBA-15 mesoporous silica nanomaterial (H+-PANI/SBA-15) with high surface area and ideal surface properties for the adsorption of anionic dyes is synthesized. Compared with the conventional emeraldine salt of polyaniline (H+-PANI), H+-PANI/SBA-15 has a significantly higher adsorption capacity for the anionic dye Orange G and is a more effective sorbent for the removal of anionic pollutants from wastewater.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16135-16138
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number89
Publication statusPublished - 2015


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Catalysis
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Metals and Alloys

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