Preparation and evaluation of functionalized goethite nanorods coated by molecularly imprinted polymer for selective extraction of bisphenol A in aqueous medium

  • S. Mojtaba Amininasab
  • Parvin Holakooei
  • Zahed Shami
  • Marjan Hassanzadeh


Molecular imprinting method is widely used to recognize various templates. Recognition of bisphenol A (BPA) as a harmful template is important. Herein a novel BPA molecular imprinted polymer nanoparticles (BMIPN) is reported by core-shell surface molecular imprinting technology. In this process, BPA was imprinted by polymerizing methacrylic acid (MAA) as functional monomer, in presence of ethylene glycol dimethacrylate (EGDMA) as a cross-linker and goethite nanorods (GNR) functionalized with fumaric acid. The formation of different materials in different steps was confirmed by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), the size and surface morphological of material was observed by field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) and Transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The BMIPN structure was characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA). The important effective factors on adsorption process such as pH, contact time, amount of GNR, initial concentration of BPA, release and reusability and selectivity of BMIPN were studied. The excellent selectivity behavior of BMIPN was evaluated in the presence of phenol (Ph), 4, 4′-biphenol (BPh), hydroquinone (HQ) and 2, 2′-Bis(4-hydroxyphenyl)butane (BPB), as interferences. Based on the isotherm and kinetic studies, the experimental data obey Langmuir isotherm and the pseudo-second-order kinetic models. The results showed that BMIPN had excellent properties for adsorbing BPA in a short time even in the presence of analogous.


Molecular imprinting polymer Goethite nanorods Bisphenol A Selectivity Polymer composite 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Mojtaba Amininasab
    • 1
  • Parvin Holakooei
    • 1
  • Zahed Shami
    • 1
  • Marjan Hassanzadeh
    • 1
  1. 1.Polymer Chemistry Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of ScienceUniversity of KurdistanSanandajIran

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