Preparation and Characterization of Ball Clay-Manganese Dioxide Nanocomposites

K. Thirumoorthy* and S.K. Krishna

Department of Chemistry, Chikkaiah Naicker College, Erode-638004, India

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We report in present work the simple procedure to synthesize ball clay-manganese dioxide (MnO2) nanocomposites. The as-synthesized nanocomposites were characterized using powder XRD, FT-IR, SEM, TEM and BET surface area, respectively. Recently the explorations of clay modification for developing the adsorbent ability to get rid of the toxins from water. The XRD result indicates that the nanocomposite was crystalline in nature. The FTIR spectra showed that the native ball clay was successfully converted to ball clay-MnO2 nanocomposites, which were identified by the change in peaks. The SEM images of the ball clay-MnO2 nanocomposites showed that development in surface area. The TEM images indicated that the size of the nanoparticle. The BET studies of as synthesized ball clay-MnO2 nanocomposites indicate that surface area, total pore volume and average pore diameter values.


Ball clay, Manganese dioxide, Adsorbent, Nanocomposite.

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