Bulletin of Materials Science

, Volume 30, Issue 1, pp 43–49 | Cite as

Synthesis, characterization and ion exchange properties of zirconium(IV) tungstoiodophosphate, a new cation exchanger

  • Weqar Ahmad SiddiquiEmail author
  • Shakeel Ahmad Khan


Zirconium(IV) tungstoiodophosphate has been synthesized under a variety of conditions. The most chemically and thermally stable sample is prepared by adding a mixture of aqueous solutions of 0·5 mol L−1 sodium tungstate, potassium iodate and 1 mol L−1 orthophosphoric acid to aqueous solution of 0·1 mol L−1 zirconium(IV) oxychloride. Its ion exchange capacity for Na+ and K+ was found to be 2·20 and 2·35 meq g−1 dry exchanger, respectively. The material has been characterized on the basis of chemical composition, pH titration, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and thermogravimetric analysis. The effect on the exchange capacity of drying the exchanger at different temperatures has been studied. The analytical importance of the material has been established by quantitative separation of Pb2+ from other metal ions.


Synthesis characterization zirconium(IV) tungstoiodophosphate 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Applied Sciences & Humanities, Faculty of Engineering and TechnologyJamia Millia IslamiaNew DelhiIndia

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