Characterization and applications of a newly synthesized inorganic cation exchanger cerium(IV) antimonomolybdateAuthor(s): S.Siji,C.Janardanan
A novel inorganic cation exchanger cerium(IV) antimonomolybdate was synthesized and characterized by XRD, FT-IR, TGA, SEM, EDS and UVVis DRS etc. Its thermal and chemical stabilities, pH titration curve, and distribution coefficients towards different metal ions etc were studied systematically. The distribution studies revealed that the material is highly selective for Ca2+, Pb2+ and Mn2+ metal ions. UV-Vis DRS studies shows that the material exhibits narrowed band gap energy. The applications of the material were explored by the quantitative separation of calcium from other metal ions, studying its catalytic activity towards hazardous organic dyes and antimicrobial activity of the material towards E - coli and staphylococcus aureus. The results ensure that the material face promising applications in various fields by combining its ion exchange properties, catalytic activity and antimicrobial activity.