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Synthesis of nanocellulose/cobalt oxide composite for efficient degradation of Rhodamine B by activation of peroxymonosulfate

Faouzia Khili (1,*) orcid , Amel Dakhlaoui Omrani (2)

(1) Unité de Recherche de Physique des Matériaux Lamellaires et Nanomatériaux Hybrides (PMLNH), Faculté des Sciences de Bizerte, Université de Carthage, 7000 Bizerte, Tunisia
(2) Laboratoire de Physico-Chimie des Matériaux Minéraux et Leurs Applications, Centre National des Recherches en Sciences des Matériaux, Technopôle de Bordj Cedria, BP73, 8027 Soliman, Tunisia
(*) Corresponding Author

Received: 16 Sep 2018 | Revised: 17 Oct 2018 | Accepted: 20 Oct 2018 | Published: 31 Mar 2019 | Issue Date: March 2019


In recent years, nanofibrous materials derived from biopolymers have attracted more interest due to their numerous applications. In our study, a simple composite of cellulose nanocrystals, and cobalt oxide nanoparticles was elaborated using sodium borohydride as a chemical reducer. It has been shown that Co3O4 nanoparticles were grown on the surface of cellulose nanocrystals. An important quantity of cobalt oxide nanoparticles was detected using ICP-OES (13.5 g contained in 100 mg of the composite). The size, the morphology and the thermal stability of the composite and the obtained nanoparticles were studied using X-ray powder diffraction, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, Ultraviolet-Visible spectrophotometry, Scanning electron microscopic and Transmission electron microscopic. Our obtained material was used for the degradation of Rhodamine B and it was succeeded in degradation of Rhodamine B within very short period of time (16 min). The catalytic degradation of Rhodamine B was investigated and analyzed with UV-Visible absorption spectra.


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Rhodamine B; Peroxymonosulfate; Polymer composites; Catalytic degradation; Cellulose monocrystalline; Cobalt oxide nanoparticles

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Khili, F.; Omrani, A. Eur. J. Chem. 2019, 10(1), 19-25. doi:10.5155/eurjchem.10.1.19-25.1789
Khili, F.; Omrani, A. Synthesis of nanocellulose/cobalt oxide composite for efficient degradation of Rhodamine B by activation of peroxymonosulfate. Eur. J. Chem. 2019, 10(1), 19-25. doi:10.5155/eurjchem.10.1.19-25.1789
Khili, F., & Omrani, A. (2019). Synthesis of nanocellulose/cobalt oxide composite for efficient degradation of Rhodamine B by activation of peroxymonosulfate. European Journal of Chemistry, 10(1), 19-25. doi:10.5155/eurjchem.10.1.19-25.1789
Khili, Faouzia, & Amel Dakhlaoui Omrani. "Synthesis of nanocellulose/cobalt oxide composite for efficient degradation of Rhodamine B by activation of peroxymonosulfate." European Journal of Chemistry [Online], 10.1 (2019): 19-25. Web. 4 Jun. 2023
Khili, Faouzia, AND Omrani, Amel. "Synthesis of nanocellulose/cobalt oxide composite for efficient degradation of Rhodamine B by activation of peroxymonosulfate" European Journal of Chemistry [Online], Volume 10 Number 1 (31 March 2019)

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