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Jilin University Reports Findings in Materials Science

February 25, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Research findings on Materials Science are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting originating from Changchun, People's Republic of China, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "An amino-functionalized magnetic mesoporous microsphere was fabricated by a colloidal chemical method and using cationic surfactants (CTAB) as structure-directing agents. The prepared nanocomposite microspheres were mesoporous and magnetizable, with a diameter of ca. 480 nm, a high surface area of 474 m(2)/g, a pore size of 2.1 nm, and a saturation magnetization of 36.0 emu/g."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Jilin University, "As an adsorbent, these multifunctional microspheres showed excellent adsorptive capability toward heavy metal ions (Pb2+, Cu2+, Cd2+) and the adsorption capacity was as high as 289.7 mg/g (1.40 mmol/g) for Pb2+, 196.5 mg/g (3.09 mmol/g) for Cu2+ and 154.2 mg/g (1.37 mmol/g) for Cd2+. The amino-functionalized magnetic mesoporous microsphere can be easily removed from solution by an external magnetic field and regenerated easily by acid treatment."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "These results suggest that this kind of nanocomposites is a potentially useful material for effectively adsorbing and removing the heavy metal ions in aqueous solution."

For more information on this research see: Amino-functionalized magnetic mesoporous microspheres with good adsorption properties. Materials Research Bulletin, 2014;49():279-284. Materials Research Bulletin can be contacted at: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, England. (Elsevier -; Materials Research Bulletin -

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Q. Yuan, Jilin University, Coll Chem, State Key Lab Inorgan Synth & Preparat Chem, Changchun 130012, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include Y. Chi, N.S. Yu, Y. Zhao, W.F. Yan, X.T. Li and B. Dong.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Changchun, Materials Science, People's Republic of China

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