Modeling adsorption of organic compounds (OCs) by carbon nanotubes (CNTs): role of OCs and CNTs properties on the linear solvation energy relationships (LSER)

Gamze Ersan
2021 Water Science and Technology  
This study evaluated a comprehensive database for the adsorption of polar and nonpolar organic compounds (OCs) by carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and to use the linear solvation energy relationship (LSER) technique for developing predictive adsorption models of OCs by multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) and single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs). The results showed that coefficient of determinations (R2) values for all compounds are higher variability in the 200 g/mol molecular weight cutoff
more » ... ). When the molecular weight cutoff of all OCs is higher than 200 g/mol, the trend of their R2 values is decreased (less than 70%). Among all adsorbate descriptor coefficients, V and B terms are the most significant descriptors (p values ≤ 0.05) in LSER equations for adsorption of low molecular weight polar and nonpolar OCs by both CNTs. Besides, KOW normalization of all Kd values did not have significant impact on the regression of the LSER model, indicating that hydrophobic interactions are not sole mechanism for the adsorption of OCs on CNTs. Lastly, SWCNTs exhibited higher polar OCs uptake than MWCNTs, which was attributed to more polar surface of SWCNTs as suggested by its high oxygen content (%10).
doi:10.2166/wst.2021.346 pmid:34662302 fatcat:hjth7ob6qvgmdjuwoz6vggdb34