Immobilization of novel the semicarbazone derivatives of calix[4]arene onto magnetite nanoparticles for removal of Cr(VI) ion

  • Enise Akoz
  • Serkan Erdemir
  • Mustafa YilmazEmail author
Original Article


A series of novel the semicarbazone derivatives of calix[4]arene have been synthesized and then immobilized onto amino functionalized magnetic nanoparticles. Magnetic Fe3O4 nanoparticles were prepared by the chemical co-precipitation of Fe(III) and Fe(II) ions and the nanoparticles were modified directly by 3-aminopropyltriethoxy silane (APTES) to introduce reactive amine groups onto the particles’ surface. The characterization of the prepared compounds was made by FT-IR, elemental analysis, TGA/DTG and NMR techniques. The sorption properties of the new calix[4]arene based magnetic sorbents toward Cr(VI) ion were also studied. The results showed that the prepared magnetic nanoparticles were effective sorbents for the removal of Cr(VI) ion. Also, Langmuir and Freundlich isotherm models were applied for Cr(VI) ion sorption by using MN-C2 and it was found that the experimental data confirmed to Langmiur isotherm model.


Calix[4]arene Nanoparticle Semicarbazone Extraction Anion 



We thank the Scientific Research Projects Foundation of Selcuk University (SUBAP Grant Number 2009-09201148) for financial support of this work produced from a part of E. Akoz’s M.Sc. Thesis.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistrySelcuk UniversityKonyaTurkey

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