Synthesis and Metal Ion Uptake Studies of Silica Gel-Immobilized Schiff Base Derivatives and Catalytic Behaviors of their Cu(II) Complexes

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1 Altınözü Vocational School, Mustafa Kemal University, Hatay, TURKEY

2 Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Mustafa Kemal University, Hatay, Turkey


New silica supported Schiff base ligands were prepared by the condensation reaction of 4,6-diacetylresorcinol with silica-gel derivatives, which modified with 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane and N-(2-aminoethyl) -3-aminopropyltrimethoxysilane. Metal ion uptake capacities of these compounds were studied towards of selected transition metal (Cd(II), Cu(II), Co(II), Mn(II), Pb(II) and Ni(II)) cations in an aqueous medium. In addition, Cu(II) complexes of these ligands were prepared by using heterogeneous reaction conditions. The synthesized compounds were characterized by using elemental analysis, FT-IR, DR-UV-vis., CP/MAS 13C-NMR, AAS, XRD and TGA techniques. Moreover, the morphological and chemical properties of these compounds were investigated by using a scanning electron microscope (SEM) coupled to an energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometer (EDX). The catalytic performances of the Cu(II) complexes were investigated on H2O2 decomposition. These complexes displayed good catalytic activities towards the decomposition of H2O2 as heterogeneous catalysts.


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