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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Interaction of Cr3+ with Silica Gel at the Aqueous Interface Using Fluorescence in Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate Micelles and Confocal Fluorescence Microscopy
Author: Idrees, M
Silva, M
Silva, AF
Zimmermann, LM
Bruch, J
Mendonca, CO
Almerindo, GI
Nome, RA
Atvars, TDZ
Fiedler, HD
Nome, F
Abstract: Chemical composition and species distribution in clay surfaces are key factors which control sorption and desorption processes of Cr3+ between sediment and water. Adsorption of Cr3+ on silica gel has been studied by following the quenching of naphthalene fluorescence in aqueous sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) micelles, which concentrate naphthalene and Cr3+ in the micellar surface. Adsorption for pH <= 5 follows a Langmuir model, and experimental data fitting is successfully described by a model based on discrete sites on the surface with variable charge as a function of pH. Probably the mechanism of Cr3+ adsorption at the silica gel surface is predominantly electrostatic, with outer-sphere complexation and ion exchange with adsorbed H+ ions. Confocal laser-scanning fluorescence microscopy measurements reveal the Cr3+ spatial distribution in three dimensions. Specifically, both images and spectra measured with confocal microscopy indicate that Cr3+ is distributed across the entire particle, not just adsorption at the surface.
Country: EUA
Editor: Amer Chemical Soc
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1021/jp2089164
Date Issue: 2012
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