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Researchers at GC University Detail Findings in Life Science Research

February 11, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Researchers detail new data in Life Science Research. According to news reporting originating in Lahore, Pakistan, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Calcium oxide (CaO) nanoparticles are known to exhibit unique property due to their high adsorption capacity and good catalytic activity. In this work the CaO nanocatalysts were prepared by hydrothermal method using anionic surfactant, sodium dodecyl sulphate (SDS), as a templating agent."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from GC University, "The as-synthesized nanocatalysts were further used as substrate for the synthesis of alumina doped calcium oxide (Al2O3ĚCaO) nanocatalysts via deposition-precipitation method at the isoelectric point of CaO. The Al2O3ĚCaO nanocatalysts were characterized by FTIR, XRD, TGA, TEM, and FESEM techniques. The catalytic efficiencies of these nanocatalysts were studied for the photodegradation of 2,4,6-trinitrophenol (2,4,6-TNP), which is an industrial pollutant, spectrophotometrically. The effect of surfactant and temperature on size of nanocatalysts was also studied. The smallest particle size and highest percentage of degradation were observed at critical micelle concentration of the surfactant."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The direct optical band gap of the Al2O3ĚCaO nanocatalyst was found as 3."

For more information on this research see: Micelle-assisted synthesis of Al2O3ĚCaO nanocatalyst: optical properties and their applications in photodegradation of 2,4,6-trinitrophenol. Thescientificworldjournal [electronic Resource], 2013;2013():641420 (see also Life Science Research).

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A. Imtiaz, Dept. of Chemistry, GC University Lahore, 54000 Lahore, Pakistan. Additional authors for this research include M.A. Farrukh, M. Khaleeq-ur-rahman and R. Adnan.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Lahore, Pakistan, Life Science Research.

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