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Sun, Y., Ma, Y., Fang, G., Li, S., and Fu, Y. "Synthesis of acid hydrolysis lignin-g-poly-(acrylic acid) hydrogel superabsorbent composites and adsorption of lead ions," BioRes. 11(3), 5731-5742.

Abstract

A series of acid hydrolysis lignin-g-poly-(acrylic acid) (AHL-g-PAA) composites was prepared by grafting acid hydrolysis lignin on the surface of the polyacrylic acid network. The results of structure analysis revealed that AHL-g-PAA had been grafted. The surface morphologies of the hydrogels were improved, as shown by scanning electron microscopy observation. The AHL-g-PAA hydrogel had high water absorption and it possessed sensitivity to external pH stimulus. This study also revealed that the adsorption capacity of AHL-g-PAA was 235 mg/g for Pb(II) ions. The adsorption kinetics data could be described by the pseudo-second-order model, and the adsorption isotherm agrees well with the Langmuir model.


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