Development of New Sorbents: I. Ordered Porous Phase of Titanium Phosphate
M.J. Hudsona, S. Waqif Husainb,* and M. Anbiab
a Department of Chemistry, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Box 224, Reading, Berkshire RG6 6AD, U.K.
b Department of Applied Chemistry, Chemistry Faculty, University of Tarbiat Moallem, 49-Mofatteh Avenue, Tehran-15614, IRAN.
A new phase of titanium phosphate with a highly organized porous framework has been synthesized by a non-thermal digestion method. FTIR, TGA-DTA, XRD and SEM have been employed to study the primary product, calcined and digested materials. Pore diameters in the range of 22-90 Å have been obtained for the digested material as determined by nitrogen absorption measurements. Quantitative removal of copper(II) phthalocyanine and its derivative from aqueous medium have been achieved.
Keywords: Mesopore, Ordered titanium phosphate, Copper(II) phthalocyanine removal