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Green synthesis of Zr(IV)aluminophosphate nanoparticles using psyllium husk mucilage for the photodegradation of crystal violet and Fast sulphon black F

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Chemistry, IEC University, Baddi, HP, India
  • 2Department of Chemistry, IEC University, Baddi, HP, India
  • 3Department of Chemistry, Maharaja Agrasen University, Baddi, HP, India
  • 4Department of Chemistry, IEC University, Baddi, HP, India

Res. J. Material Sci., Volume 10, Issue (1), Pages 9-20, February,16 (2022)


Now a days, green synthesis of nanoparticles using plant extracts (seeds, leaves, roots etc.) are in prodigious trend. In this, sol-gel synthesis of psylliumhusk mucilage/Zr(IV) aluminophosphate (PHM@ZAP) nanoparticles has been designed at fixed temperature. PHM@ZAP nanoparticles was characterized through FTIR, SEM, TEM, XRD, UV-Vis and EDS techniques. TEM images showed cluster of nanoparticles with diameter of 50nm approximately which confirm it was nanomaterial. SEM micrographs illustrates that entire morphology was reformed after the mixing of polymeric chains results porous and rough surface with granular particles. PHM@ZAP was explored for the photodegradation of CV and FSB. Effect of various parameters like effect of time, pH effect, effect of dye concentration and photocatlyst dosage has been studied. It was noticed that PHM@ZAP degraded both CV and FSB to large extent as compared to ZAP.80.07% and 78.01% of FSB and CV has been degraded by PHM@ZAP within 180 minutes.


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