IJOC  Vol.4 No.3 , September 2014
Synthesis, Characterization and Utilization of Starch Hydroxypropyl Sulphate for Cationic Dye Removal
ABSTRACT
The best conditions for synthesis of starch hydroxypropyl sulphate as per the dry method were firstly established. This was done through a thorough investigation into factors affecting the synthesis including concentrations of both the NaOH catalyst and the 2-hydroxy-3-chloropropyl sulphate along with duration and temperature of the reaction. The resultant newly synthesized 2-hydroxy-3-chloropropyl sulphate was then reacted with starch to obtain starch hydroxypropyl sulphate ultimately. After being characterized by making use of IR spectroscopy analysis and scanning electronic microscope, the starch hydroxypropyl sulphate samples were submitted to evaluation for cationic dye removal using Methylene Blue (MB). Cationic dye removal was studied under a variety of conditions. Factors involved encompass initial dye concentration, duration, sulphur %, pH and adsorbent dose. 100% dye removal could be achieved under certain conditions which were described in the text.

Cite this paper
Hebeish, A. and Aly, A. (2014) Synthesis, Characterization and Utilization of Starch Hydroxypropyl Sulphate for Cationic Dye Removal. International Journal of Organic Chemistry, 4, 208-217. doi: 10.4236/ijoc.2014.43024.
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