Schiff-based adsorbent

Use of Chemically Modified Chitosan for the Adsorptive Removal of Toxic Metal Ions in Aqueous Solutions

Chemical modification of chitosan was successfully carried out using three derivatives namely: 3 hydroxybenzaldehyde, 2,3-dihydroxybenzaldehyde, and 3,5-di-tert-butyl-2-hydroxybenzaldehyde by a condensation reaction. Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Brunauer–Emmett–Teller (BET) surface area, thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA), and X-ray diffraction (XRD) methods were performed for characterization of the chitosan-derived Schiff base adsorbent materials.