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An alternate method to synthesize zeolites for biological applications

Publication Type : Conference Paper

Thematic Areas : Advanced Materials and Green Technologies

Publisher : Materials Today: Proceedings

Source : Materials Today: Proceedings, Elsevier Ltd, Volume 5, Number 8, p.16461-16465 (2018)

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Campus : Coimbatore

School : School of Engineering

Center : Center for Excellence in Advanced Materials and Green Technologies

Department : Chemical, Civil

Year : 2018

Abstract :

Zeolites find use in various applications in biological/medical field where the majority of them were prepared using Cetrimonium Bromide (CTAB), Carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) and fly ash as binders. In this work, two new zeolites were prepared by using polyethylene glycol (PEG) as binder starting from aluminium nitrate nonahydrate (ANN) and tetraethylortho silicate (TEOS) through sol-gel technique. The resultant zeolites were compared with the one synthesized using CTAB as binder. Zeolites prepared using PEG was found to be polycrystalline with an average grain size of 0.5-1nm by X-ray analysis. The new zeolites were characterized using SEM, XRD, EDAX and FTIR analysis. The zeolites prepared were comparable with those used in biological applications. © 2017 Elsevier Ltd.

Cite this Research Publication : E. R. Pavithra, Arun, M., Swaminathan, R. A., Vishwanath, S. M. M., and Ramani, P., “An alternate method to synthesize zeolites for biological applications”, in Materials Today: Proceedings, 2018, vol. 5, pp. 16461-16465.

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