Pnipam-functionalized mesoporous carbon for the adsorption of vitamin b2

Maria Ignat1,2, Maria Emiliana Fortuna1, Liviu Sacarescu1 Mirela-Fernanda Zaltariov1, Valeria Harabagiu1

1 Petru Poni Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Department of Inorganic Polymers, 41A Grigore Ghica Voda Alley, 700487 Iasi, Romania
2 Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Department of Chemistry, 11 Carol I Bvd., 700506 Iasi, Romania


The present research reports the synthesis of poly-N-isopropylacrylamide / mesoporous carbon composites, prepared by radical polymerization of N-isopropylacrylamide inside mesoporous carbon pores functionalized with carboxylic groups. The deposition of poly-N-isopropylacrylamide on mesoporous carbon was confirmed by FT-IR spectroscopy, TEM, N2-sorption measurements. The mesoporous carbon material was found to adsorb vitamin B2 from aqueous solution at room temperature. The obtained composite, poly-N-isopropylacrylamide / mesoporous carbon, exhibited a higher adsorption capacity for vitamin B2 as compared to un-functionalized mesoporous carbon sample, due to hydrogen bonding between carbonyl groups of poly-Nisopropylacrylamide immobilized on the mesoporous carbon surface and amino groups of vitamin B2 molecules.


mesoporous carbon (MC); poly-N-isopropylacrylamide; polymer-functionalized MC; vitamin B2

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