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dc.contributor.authorZhang, W
dc.contributor.authorZhao, D
dc.contributor.authorFan, Jianwei
dc.contributor.authorWang, Xiaomin
dc.contributor.authorTeng, Wei
dc.contributor.authorYang, Jianping
dc.contributor.authorRan, Xianqiang
dc.contributor.authorGou, Xiao
dc.contributor.authorBai, Nan
dc.contributor.authorLv, Menghua
dc.contributor.authorXu, Huawei
dc.contributor.authorLi, Guangming
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Weixian
dc.contributor.authorZhao, Dongyuan
dc.description.abstractPhthalate esters (PAEs) are a group of endocrine disrupting compounds, which have been widely used as plasticizers. To alleviate the environmental and health threats from water resources polluted by PAEs, we prepared phenyl functionalized mesoporous silica materials (ph-SBA-15) were synthesized by a simple post-modification approach for rapid and efficient removal of low concentration of di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP) from aqueous solution. Mesostructure, texture, surface chemistry and surface charges were systemically characterized. The obtained ph-SBA-15 possesses a highly ordered mesostructure, a high surface area (418 m2/g), uniform mesopores (6.5 nm) and high-density organic groups around 11 wt.%. Batch adsorption experiments revealed that phenyl modified SBA-15 had an excellent ability to remove DBP with the maximum adsorption capacity up to ∼40 mg/g at 25 °C. The thermodynamics and kinetics for the adsorption were also investigated, demonstrating an exothermic, multi-layer and fast adsorption process. In addition, DBP adsorption was found to be sensitive to the pH and the uptake was observed to be greatest at around pH 7.0. Furthermore, this material can be effectively regenerated by ethanol.
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Colloid and Interface Science
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPhysical sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchChemical sciences
dc.subject.keywordsDi-n-butyl phthalate
dc.subject.keywordsMesoporous silica materials
dc.subject.keywordsWater treatment
dc.titlePhenyl-functionalized mesoporous silica materials for the rapid and efficient removal of phthalate esters
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationFan, J; Wang, X; Teng, W; Yang, J; Ran, X; Gou, X; Bai, N; Lv, M; Xu, H; Li, G; Zhang, W; Zhao, D, Phenyl-functionalized mesoporous silica materials for the rapid and efficient removal of phthalate esters, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2017, 487, pp. 354-359
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gro.griffith.authorZhao, Dongyuan

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