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Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering,
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IJCEA 2013 Vol. 4(1): 6-10 ISSN: 2010-0221
DOI: 10.7763/IJCEA.2013.V4.249

Physicochemical Properties of CuO2 (acac)2 Supported on Functionalized MCM41 Containing Thiourea Ligand

Amirah Ahmad, Hamizah Md. Rasid, and Karimah Kassim
Abstract— A new material is prepared by encapsulating functionalized-MCM41 with 2-hydroxy-2-mercaptopyrimidine (2-thiouracil) and copper acetate monohydrate. The functionalized-MCM41 was first synthesized by using Ludox as silica source and cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTABr) as template and was modified via co-condensation method using 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane (APTES). The surface and textural of synthesized material have been characterized by using X-ray diffraction (XRD), N2 adsorption isotherms, BET surface area measurement, FT-IR, elemental analyzer and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The low-angle XRD results indicated that the CuO2(acac)-Thio-APS-MCM41has similar XRD pattern as the mesoporous MCM41 although the intensity decreases. For high-angle XRD, the results show the presence of monoclinic CuO at 2θ = 35.3 and 38.6° while N2 adsorption and BET results were revealed that the CuO2(acac)-Thio-APS-MCM41 possessed a good mesoporous structural ordering and uniform mesoporosity. FTIR spectra confirmed that the organosilane group still retained in the pore channel of the CuO2(acac)-Thio-APS-MCM41 even after modification and the band of C=S and Cu=O also appeared in CuO2(acac)-Thio-APS-MCM41 spectra with the presence of thiourea ligand and copper. Hence, the characterization results were revealed that the synthesized material has an ordered hexagonal structure, a narrow pore size distribution, a high surface area and thiourea complex were successfully grafted onto the pores of functionalized-MCM41.

Index Terms— MCM41, Monoclinic, Thiouracil, Thiourea

The authors are with Faculty of Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia (my_silberberg@yahoo.com.my)

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Cite: Amirah Ahmad, Hamizah Md. Rasid, and Karimah Kassim, " Physicochemical Properties of CuO2 (acac)2 Supported on Functionalized MCM41 Containing Thiourea Ligand ," International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications vol. 4, no. 1, pp.6-10, 2013.

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