Document Type : Original Research Article


1 Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Urmia University, Urmia, Iran

2 Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Guilan, University Campus 2, Rasht, Iran


In this research, a new method that used graphene oxide (GO) nanosheets melamine butanedioic acid (GO-MB) composites and derivation of poly (Styrene–alternative-maleic anhydride) (SMA), (SMA + melamine-butanedioic acid) (SMA-MB) is presented as sorbents for the elimination of zinc(II) ions from aqueous solutions. The adsorbents have the sufficiency to adsorb the zinc(II) ions. Through immobilizing the melamine-butanedioic acid onto GO nanosheets and SMA-MB, the desired composite was synthesized and identified by field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) and fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy techniques. Some experimental parameters including, pH, concentration of the aqueous solution of zinc(II) ions, the content of the zinc(II) ions, the grapheme oxide-melamine-butanedioic acid, and SMA-MB were optimized. The results showed that, the adsorbents were matched with langmuir isotherm. It was also revealed that the uptake efficiency of zinc(II) ions considerably increased after immobilization of melamine-butanedioic acid on the GO nanosheets and SMA. These adsorbents were also shown to be very suitable to remove the zinc(II) ions from aqueous solutions.

Graphical Abstract

Synthesis nanoparticles derivations of graphene oxide and poly (Styrene–alternative-maleic anhydride) for removing zinc(II) ions from aqueous solutions


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How to cite this manuscript: Naser Samadi, Reza Ansari, Bakhtiar Khodavirdilo*. Synthesis nanoparticles derivations of graphene oxide and poly (Styrene–alternative-maleic anhydride) for removing zinc(II) ions from aqueous solutions.Asian Journal of Green Chemistry, 3(3) 2019, 288-305. DOI: 10.22034/ajgc.2018.142104.1088