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Interactions of Methyl Orange with Cyclodextrin/Sodium-Montmorillonite Systems Probed by UV-Visible Spectroscopy.

TitleInteractions of Methyl Orange with Cyclodextrin/Sodium-Montmorillonite Systems Probed by UV-Visible Spectroscopy.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsSawunyama P, Jackson M, Bailey GW
JournalJ Colloid Interface Sci
Volume237
Issue2
Pagination153-157
Date Published2001 May 15
ISSN1095-7103
Abstract

Clay mineral colloids play important roles in the adsorption of polar organic contaminants in the environment. Similarly, cyclodextrins (CD) can entrap poorly water-soluble organic compounds. A combination of CDs and clay minerals affords great opportunities to investigate simultaneously complexation and adsorption processes involving organic contaminants. In this work, we investigated in situ the extent of adsorption and/or complexation of a molecular probe, methyl orange (MO), in CD/sodium montmorillonite systems using UV-visible spectroscopy. The anion form of MO interacts with the clay surface via cationic bridges, whereas the cation form is weakly adsorbed by a cation-exchange mechanism. Further, in acidic media, there is a local competition between MO and the montmorillonite surface for H(+) ions. This inhibits protonation of MO in the immediate vicinity of the clay. The presence of CDs, however, perturbs the favored process of proton scavenging by the clay. In particular, in betaCD-clay systems, betaCD-complexed MO can compete successfully with the clay for H(+) ions. The shielding effect of betaCD appears to play a key role in preventing the deprotonation of complexed MO. Copyright 2001 Academic Press.

DOI10.1006/jcis.2001.7530
Alternate JournalJ Colloid Interface Sci
PubMed ID11334530

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