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Surface reactivity of hydroxyapatite nanocoatings deposited on iron oxide magnetic spheres toward toxic metals

Huihui Yang 1, 2 Sylvie Masse 1 Hao Zhang 2 Christophe Hélary 1 Laifeng Li 2 Thibaud Coradin 1, *
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1 MATBIO - Matériaux et Biologie
LCMCP - Laboratoire de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Paris
Abstract : Hypothesis : Hydroxyapatite and magnetite are two environmentally-friendly mineral phases that have fruitful properties for remediation process. The formation of magnetic core@sorbent shell nanostructures should provide efficient materials for toxic metal removal from aqueous media. However the nanoscale confinement of hydroxyapatite may influence its reactivity. Experiments : Fe3O4@Hydroxyapatite nanocomposites were prepared by surface-controlled precipitation of hydroxyapatite layers from 10 nm to 150 nm in thickness on iron oxide spheres. The surface reactivity of the core–shell particles toward selected inorganic ions of environmental relevance (Pb(II), Y(III), Eu(III), Sb(III)) was studied by batch sorption experiments, X-ray diffraction and electron microscopy. Findings : The reactivity of the hydroxyapatite coating varied from partial cation exchange to dissolution/transformation of the shell. The nature and extent of the reactions depended significantly on the hydroxyapatite layer structure but was not significantly influenced by the magnetic core. These novel nanocomposites should be useful for environmental applications.
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Huihui Yang, Sylvie Masse, Hao Zhang, Christophe Hélary, Laifeng Li, et al.. Surface reactivity of hydroxyapatite nanocoatings deposited on iron oxide magnetic spheres toward toxic metals. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Elsevier, 2014, 417, pp.1-8. ⟨10.1016/j.jcis.2013.11.031⟩. ⟨hal-01136087⟩



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