Adsorption properties of manganese oxides prepared in aqueous-ethanol medium toward Sr(II) ions

  • A. I. IvanetsEmail author
  • V. V. Milutin
  • V. G. Prozorovich
  • T. F. Kouznetsova
  • N. A. Nekrasova


In this study, nanostructured manganese oxides were synthesized using sol–gel method by reduction of KMnO4 with ethyl alcohol. Firstly, the effect of K+, Na+, Ca2+, and Mg2+ ions as templates on their structure and adsorption properties was studied. According to X-ray diffraction analysis, all samples were identified as amorphous phases. Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy confirmed that prepared sorption materials had a band around 760 cm−1, characteristic for the tunnel-type manganese oxides. The BET surface area of the obtained samples was 188–293 m2 g−1, the sorption volume of 0.431–1.136 m3 g−1, and the average pore size of 6–20 nm. The maximum Sr2+ sorption capacity of 120 mg g−1 was observed for the non-templated manganese oxide sorbents synthesized at 25 °C during 5 h. The calculated isotherm parameters and corresponding correlation coefficients revealed that the Sr2+ uptake process followed the Freundlich and Redlich-Peterson models for metal ion-templated manganese oxides. The increase in temperature and time of synthesis, as well as the application of K+, Na+, Ca2+, and Mg2+ ions as templates led to the decrease of sorption capacity down to 40–60 mg g−1 and 60–80 mg g−1, respectively. The highest sorption efficiency of metal ion-templated manganese oxides in Na+, K+, and Ca2+-form was shown for 90Sr, its Kd being (3.8–5.1) × 103 cm3 g−1. For Na+ ion-templated sample, as typical, the Kd values were 2.0 × 10−1–8.6 × 104 cm3 g−1 in the pH range of 0.5–12.0 and 3.5 × 102–6.2 × 101 cm3 g−1 for Ca2+ ion concentration varied from 10 to 80 mM, respectively.


Nanostructured materials Sol–gel processes Crystal structure Thermal analysis 



Funding was provided by the state program of scientific research (Grant No. 1.05).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry of the National Academy of Sciences of BelarusMinskBelarus
  2. 2.A.N. Frumkin Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry of the Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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