Lalhmunsiama1, Lalchhingpuii2, Nautiyal BP3, Tiwari D2, Choi SI4, Kong SH5, Lee SM6.
J Colloid Interface Sci. 2016 Apr 1;467:203-12. doi: 10.1016/j.jcis.2016.01.019. Epub 2016 Jan 12.HYPOTHESIS: Chitosan, naturally abundant biomaterial showed an insignificant affinity toward arsenate. The incorporation of organosilane could improve the physical and chemical properties of chitosan for the efficient removal of arsenate from aquatic environment.EXPERIMENT: The hybrid materials were obtained by grafting the natural biopolymer chitosan with 3-mercaptopropyl trimethoxysilane (CHMS) and trimethoxy-octylsilane (CHTS). Read More