Cellulose nanofibers/PVA blend polymeric beads containing in-situ prepared magnetic nanorods as dye pollutants adsorbents
Magnetic beads were developed from polyvinyl alcohol and different amounts of cellulose nanofibers (CNF) by in-situ preparation of iron oxide nanoparticles in an alkaline aqueous medium at room temperature. The CNF were isolated from wheat straw, whereas the magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) precursors were simple iron salts. The complete characterization of all the obtained materials was conducted, and among some other outstanding results it showed that all the components were strongly interacting via hydrogen bonding, while the nano-rods and husks like MNPs were effectively acting as crosslinking dots. All the prepared materials had good magnetic responses, and they were able to remove not only cationic, but also anionic dye pollutants from aqueous model solutions.
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Laura M. Sanchez, Eduardo Espinosa, Pedro Mendoza Zélis, Ramón Morcillo Martín, Jorge de Haro Niza, Alejandro Rodríguez,
Cellulose nanofibers/PVA blend polymeric beads containing in-situ prepared magnetic nanorods as dye pollutants adsorbents,
International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, Volume 209, Part A, 2022, Pages 1211-1221, ISSN 0141-8130,