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Dispersive graphene-based silica coated magnetic nanoparticles as a new adsorbent for preconcentration of chlorinated pesticides from environmental water

Nodeh, Hamid Rashidi and Wan Ibrahim, Wan Aini and Kamboh, Muhammad Afzal and Sanagi, Mohd. Marsin (2015) Dispersive graphene-based silica coated magnetic nanoparticles as a new adsorbent for preconcentration of chlorinated pesticides from environmental water. Rsc Advances, 5 (93). pp. 76424-76434. ISSN 2046-2069

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Abstract

The present study describes the synthesis, characterization and application of new graphene-based silica coated magnetic nanoparticles (Fe3O4@SiO2–G) for the simultaneous preconcentration of four chlorinated pesticides namely lindane, chlorpyrifos, hexaconazole and azaconazole from contaminated water. The newly synthesised adsorbent was characterized using FT-IR spectroscopy, field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). Chlorinated pesticide extraction efficiency of the Fe3O4@SiO2–G was evaluated through magnetic solid phase extraction (MSPE) using gas chromatography with a micro electron capture detector (GC-μECD). Experimental parameters, i.e., desorption solvent, solvent volume, extraction time, desorption time, sample volume, adsorbent dosage and solution pH were optimized. Compared to commercial C18 sorbent and Fe3O4@SiO2, the newly synthesized Fe3O4@SiO2–G adsorbent showed a linear response (1–100 pg mL−1), low limits of detection (0.12–0.28 pg mL−1) and high adsorption capacity (13.04–18.69 mg g−1) with a coefficient of determination (R2) of 0.999. Environmental water samples were used to assess the field applicability of the adsorbents. Excellent percent recovery (80.8–106.3%) was achieved for Fe3O4@SiO2–G at pH 6.5. The results showed that the newly synthesized Fe3O4@SiO2–G is an efficient adsorbent with good potential for the preconcentration of selected chlorinated pesticides from aqueous media.

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Subjects:A General Works
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Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
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