Aminoclay functionalized zinc nanoparticle: synthesis, spectral characterization and catalytic study

  • A. Amala Jeya Ranchani
  • V. Parthasarathy
  • K.-L. TungEmail author
  • R. Anbarasan
Original Paper


The zinc nanoparticle bridged with aminoclay has been synthesized by complexation followed by chemical reduction method. The prepared material has been characterized by various analytical tools. The high-resolution transmission electron microscope image confirms the size of Zn nanoparticle as 2–8 nm. The Zn nanoparticle-bridged aminoclay has been used as a catalyst for the reduction of the mixture of effluents such as hexavalent chromium, p-nitrophenol and fluorescein dye. The apparent rate constant value confirms that the Flur dye exhibited an enhanced value in the mixture of pollutants. The Schiff base formation in chitosan has been carried out in order to prove the catalytic effect of zinc nanoparticle-bridged aminoclay. The experimental results have been carefully analyzed and compared with the literature reports.


Aminoclay Synthesis Schiff base formation Apparent rate constant Catalysis 



We express our sincere thanks to Prof. Dr. M. Eswaramoorthy (my second guru), MCPU, JNCASR, Bangalore, for his kind guidance.

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Conflict of interest

There is no conflict of interest among the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsHindustan Institute of Technology and SciencePadur, ChennaiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Chemical EngineeringNational Taiwan UniversityTaipeiTaiwan

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