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Heterostructured zero valent iron-montmorillonite nanohybrid and their catalytic efficacy

Son, YH and Lee, JK and Soong, Y and Martello, D and Chyu, MK (2012) Heterostructured zero valent iron-montmorillonite nanohybrid and their catalytic efficacy. Applied Clay Science, 62-63. 21 - 26. ISSN 0169-1317

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Nanohybrid catalysts that comprised montmorillonite (Mt) matrix and embedded zero-valent Fe nanoparticle are presented. In this process, clay particles are used as 2-dimensional template that induce the growth of intercalated nanomaterials. Fe polycations are first embedded within the interlayer space and then reduced to Fe nanoparticles through thermal annealing in reducing atmosphere. Structural studies using electron microscopy and high energy X-ray show that the intercalated status of the polycations dictates the crystal structure, shape and size of final Fe compound particles. The magnetic property and caltalytic efficacy of hybrid particles have been verified using magnetometer measurement and Fenton reaction. Hybrized α-Fe nanoparticles show high magnetization inherent to zero valent Fe, and high catalytic efficacy in decomposing Rhodamine B due to their zero valency and large surface areas. This simple synthesis process of stable iron nanoparticle without organic agents will be beneficial for large scale production of highly effective catalysts exploiting controlled phase and shape of embedded nanoparticles. © 2012 Elsevier B.V..


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Son, YH
Lee, JKjul37@pitt.eduJUL370000-0002-7778-7679
Soong, Y
Martello, D
Chyu, MKmkchyu@pitt.eduMKCHYU0000-0002-6746-1499
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Petersen Institute of NanoScience and Engineering
Date: 1 July 2012
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Applied Clay Science
Volume: 62-63
Page Range: 21 - 26
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1016/j.clay.2012.04.003
Schools and Programs: Swanson School of Engineering > Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0169-1317
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2014 17:13
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2021 07:55


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