Publications by authors named "Adel El-Marghany"

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An efficient and magnetically recoverable g-CN/ZnS/CoFeO nanocomposite for sustainable photodegradation of organic dye under UV-visible light illumination.

Environ Res 2021 10 17;201:111429. Epub 2021 Jun 17.

Advanced Materials Research Chair, Chemistry Department, College of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh, 11451, Saudi Arabia.

Effective improvement of an easily recoverable photocatalyst is equally vital to its photocatalytic performance from a practical application view. The magnetically recoverable process is one of the easiest ways, provided the photocatalyst is magnetically strong enough to respond to an external magnetic field. Herein, we prepared graphitic carbon nitride nanosheet (g-CN), and ZnS quantum dots (QDs) supported ferromagnetic CoFeO nanoparticles (NPs) as the gCN/ZnS/CoFeO nanohybrid photocatalyst by a wet-impregnation method. The loading of CoFeO NPs in the g-CN/ZnS nanohybrid resulted in extended visible light absorption. The ferromagnetic g-CN/ZnS/CoFeO nanohybrid exhibited better visible-light-active photocatalytic performance (97.11%) against methylene blue (MB) dye, and it was easily separable from the aqueous solution by an external bar magnet. The g-CN/ZnS/CoFeO nanohybrid displayed excellent photostability and reusability after five consecutive cycles. The favourable band alignment and availability of a large number of active sites affected the better charge separation and enhanced photocatalytic response. The role of active species involved in the degradation of MB dye during photocatalyst by g-CN/ZnS/CoFeO nanohybrid was also investigated. Overall, this study provides a facile method for design eco-friendly and promising g-CN/ZnS/CoFeO nanohybrid photocatalyst as applicable in the eco-friendly dye degradation process.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2021.111429DOI Listing
October 2021

Facile one-pot green synthesis of Ag-ZnO Nanocomposites using potato peeland their Ag concentration dependent photocatalytic properties.

Sci Rep 2020 11 19;10(1):20229. Epub 2020 Nov 19.

Department of Chemistry, College of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh, 11451, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Herein, a facile green synthesis route was reported for the synthesis of Ag-ZnO nanocomposites using potato residue by simple and cost effective combustion route and investigated the photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue (MB) dye. In the preparation potato extract functioned as a biogenic reducing as well as stabilizing agent for the reduction of Ag + , thus eliminating the need for conventional reducing/stabilizing agents. Ag-ZnO nanocomposites with different Ag mass fractions ranging from 2 to 10% were characterized by using XRD, FT-IR, XPS, SEM, TEM, and UV-Vis spectroscopy. XRD analysis revealed that the as prepared Ag-ZnO nanocomposites possessed high crystallinity with hexagonal wurtzite structure. TEM and SEM images showed that the Ag-ZnO nanocomposites in size ranging from 15 to 25 nm have been obtained, and the particle size was found to increase with the increase in percentage of Ag. FTIR results confirmed the characteristics band of ZnO along with the Ag bands. XPS analysis revealed a pair of doublet with peaks corresponding to Ag and a singlet with peaks corresponding to ZnO. With the increase of concentration of Ag in ZnO, the intensity of NBE emission in the PL spectra was observed to be decrease, resulted to the high photocatalytic activity. Photocatalytic properties of Ag-ZnO nanocomposites evaluated against the MB dye under visible-light irradiation showed superior photodegradation of ~ 96% within 80 min for 2% Ag-ZnO nanocomposites. The apparent reaction rate constant for 2% Ag-ZnO nanocomposites was higher than that of other nanocomposites, which proved to be the best photocatalyst for the maximum degradation of MB. Furthermore, various functional parameters such as dosing, reaction medium, concentration variation were performed on it for better understanding. The enhancement in photocatalytic degradation might be due to the presence of Ag nanoparticles on the surface of ZnO by minimizing the recombination of photo induced charge carriers in the nanocomposites.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-77426-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7678828PMC
November 2020

Metal organic frameworks enhanced dispersive solid phase microextraction of malathion before detection by UHPLC-MS/MS.

J Sep Sci 2020 Aug 6;43(15):3103-3109. Epub 2020 Jul 6.

Science Faculty, Department of Chemistry, Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey.

Metal organic frameworks are considered as an efficient and promised adsorbent for separation of several ions and compounds from solutions due to its unique geometric structure. Herein, copper-benzyl tricarboxylic acid based metal organic frameworks have showed a high efficiency in enrichment and microextraction of malathion from food and water samples. The microextraction procedures were followed by determination of malathion by ultra high performance liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry. The optimum recoveries for malathion were obtained at pH 6, and with using 2 mL of ethyl acetate as the eluent. The microextraction procedures showed a detection limits and the quantification limits of 4.0 and 10.0 µg/L, respectively. The intra- and interday precision showed a relative standard deviation% less than 10. The feasibility of the proposed procedure was determined by evaluating the addition/recovery studies of malathion from the real samples. The absolute recovery% was ≥92%. Furthermore, some ions were tested as cointerfering ions, and the recovery% was 93-100%. These results confirm that the developed microextraction procedure based on copper-benzyl tricarboxylic acid based metal organic frameworks as extractor for dispersive solid phase microextraction is matrix-independent, and can be applied for various real samples including different matrix or various malathion content.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jssc.202000033DOI Listing
August 2020

Phosphonium-based Ionic Liquid Modified Activated Carbon from Mixed Recyclable Waste for Mercury(II) Uptake.

Molecules 2019 Feb 5;24(3). Epub 2019 Feb 5.

Advanced Materials Research Chair, Chemistry Department P. O. Box 2455, College of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia.

The contamination of water surfaces by mercury is a dangerous environmental problem due to its toxicity, which leads kidney damage. Activated carbon from mixed recyclable waste modified by phosphonium-based ionic liquid (IL-ACMRW) was therefore prepared and evaluated for Hg(II) remediation. The activated carbon used in this study was prepared from mixed waste, including cardboard, papers and palm wastes as cheap raw materials. The mixed Recyclable Waste Activated Carbon was combined with trihexyl(tetradecyl)phosphonium Bis2,4,4-(trimethylpentyl)phosphinate (Cyphos IL 104) ionic liquid to form an adsorbent with organic-inorganic content, in order to improve the Hg(II) uptake from aqueous solutions. FTIR confirms the presence of P, C=O and OH after this modification. The adsorption process was investigated and the evaluated results showed that the capacity was 124 mg/g at pH 4, with a contact time of 90 min, an adsorbent dose of 0.4 g/L, and a Hg(II) concentration of 50 mg/L. This Hg(II) adsorption capacity is superior than that reported in the literature for modified multiwall carbon nanotubes. The adsorption of Hg(II) on the modified activated carbon from mixed recyclable waste was found to follow the pseudo second-order kinetics model. Isotherms of adsorption were analyzed via Freundlich and Langmuir models. The results indicated that Freundlich is the best model to describe the process, suggesting multilayer adsorption.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/molecules24030570DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6384760PMC
February 2019

Spectral, coordination and thermal properties of 5-arylidene thiobarbituric acids.

Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc 2013 Apr 23;107:179-87. Epub 2013 Jan 23.

Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Alexandria University, Egypt.

Synthesis of 5-arylidine thiobarbituric acids containing different functional groups with variable electronic characters were described and their Co(2+), Ni(2+) and Cu(2+) complexes. The stereochemistry and mode of bonding of 5-(substituted benzylidine)-2-TBA complexes were achieved based on elemental analysis, spectral (UV-VIS, IR, (1)H NMR, MS), magnetic susceptibility and conductivity measurements. The ligands were of bidentate and tridentate bonding through S, N and O of pyrimidine nucleolus. All complexes were of octahedral configuration. The thermal data of the complexes pointed to their stability. The mechanism of the thermal decomposition is discussed. The thermodynamic parameters of the dissociation steps were evaluated and discussed.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.saa.2013.01.022DOI Listing
April 2013

Spectral properties of some metal complexes derived from uracil-thiouracil and citrazinic acid compounds.

Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc 2007 Jul 25;67(3-4):662-8. Epub 2006 Aug 25.

Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt.

The reaction of FeCl(3) with uracil (H(2)L(1)), citrazinic acid (H(2)L(6)), 5-(phenylazo)citrazinic acid (H(2)L(7)), 5-(m-hydroxyphenylazo)citrazinic acid (H(2)L(8)) and 5-(m-nitrophenylazo)citrazinic acid (H(2)L(9)) leads to the formation of complexes with the empirical formula Fe(HL)(3).nH(2)O (n=1-3). All of the prepared complexes have octahedral complexation geometry where the azo group is not the reactive site for complexation. Thiouracil (H(2)L(2)) and the 5-(substituted phenylazo)thiouracil (H(2)L(3)-H(2)L(5)) ligands are bidentates on complexation with Co(II), Ni(II) and Cu(II). The complexes have been characterized by elemental analyses, IR, electronic spectra, magnetic susceptibility, DTA, electron spin resonance (copper complexes) and Mössbauer spectra (iron complexes). The coordination bond lengths between the metal ion and the active centers for complexation were calculated.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.saa.2006.07.046DOI Listing
July 2007
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