Sci Total Environ 2021 Jul 19;776:145973. Epub 2021 Feb 19.
Hubei Key Laboratory of Biomass Fibers and Eco-dyeing & Finishing, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Wuhan Textile University, Wuhan 430073, China; Hubei key Laboratory of Novel Reactor and Green Chemical Technology, National Engineering Research Center of Phosphorus Resource Exploitation, Wuhan Institute of Technology, Wuhan 430074, China. Electronic address:
The fabrication of multifunctional materials to remove soluble heavy metal ions and dyes, as well as insoluble oils from waste water is urgently required, yet remains a daunting challenge because of difficulty in controlling their structure and property to satisfy various demands. Herein, for the first time, novel 3D reduced graphene oxide/poly(amino-phosphonic acid) (PAPA) aerogels (rGO/PAPAs) with different PAPA content were developed by solvothermal reduction of the graphene oxide and cross-linking with PAPA chain, and subsequently employed as versatile adsorbent for the removal of complex pollutants such as Cr(III) ion, methylene blue (MB) dye and various kinds of organic solvents from water. Benefiting from the synergistic effect of the reduced graphene oxide (rGO) sheet and PAPA component, as well as its unique 3D structure, the resultant aerogel (rGO/PAPA-2) gained amphiphilic, ultralight, and multifunctional properties. Read More