Nitrate uptake by p-phosphonic acid calix[8]arene stabilized graphene

Ela Eroglu, Wenzhe Zang, Paul Eggers, Xianjue Chen, Ramiz Boulos, Mohd Wahid, Steven Smith, Colin Raston

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    In situ sonic probe exfoliated graphene sheets in the presence of various concentrations of p-phosphonic acid calix[8]arene are effective in removing nitrate from aquatic effluents, with the efficiency increasing for higher ratios of calixarene to graphite. Mild sonication of the nitrate-adsorbed material releases some nitrate ions back to the effluent.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)8172-8174
    Number of pages3
    JournalChemical Communications
    Issue number74
    Publication statusPublished - 20 Aug 2013


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