Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 319, Issue 3, pp 1111–1118 | Cite as

Synthesis of magnetic graphene oxide nanoribbons composite for the removal of Th(IV) from aqueous solutions

  • Peng Wu
  • Yun WangEmail author
  • Xuewen Hu
  • Dingzhong Yuan
  • Yan Liu
  • Zhirong Liu


Functionalized magnetic graphene oxide nanoribbons (MGONRs) composite material was synthesized by hydrothermal treatment method using graphene oxide nanoribbons as raw material, which was formed by longitudinal unzipping of multi-walled carbon nanotubes in oxidizing environment. The morphology and structural properties of MGONRs were characterized by SEM, FT-IR, XRD and VSM and thorium adsorption behavior on MGONRs was investigated. The results showed that thorium adsorption on MGONRs was pH-dependent, endothermic and spontaneous. The adsorption process followed pseudo-second order and Freundlich isotherm model with rapid solid–liquid separation. MGONRs could have practical application in separation and recovery of thorium from aqueous solutions.


Graphene oxide nanoribbons Magnetic composite material Thorium Adsorption 



This work was financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (21601033, 21866006, 11875105, 21661003, 11705027), and Jiangxi Province Key Subjects Academy and Technique Leaders Funding Project (20172BCB22020), Natural Science Funds for Distinguished Young Scholar of Jiangxi Province (20171BCB23067), Open Project Foundation of Nuclear Technology Application Ministry of Education Engineering Research Center (East China University of Technology) (HJSJYB2016-6), Open Project Foundation of Stake key Laboratory of Nuclear Resources and Environment (East China University of Technology) (NRE1509).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peng Wu
    • 3
  • Yun Wang
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • Xuewen Hu
    • 3
  • Dingzhong Yuan
    • 2
  • Yan Liu
    • 2
  • Zhirong Liu
    • 2
  1. 1.Engineering Research Center of Nuclear Technology Application (East China University of Technology)Ministry of EducationNanchangChina
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory of Nuclear Resources and EnvironmentEast China University of TechnologyNanchangChina
  3. 3.School of Nuclear Science and EngineeringEast China University of TechnologyNanchangChina

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