African Journal of
Pure and Applied Chemistry

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Pure Appl. Chem.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0840
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPAC
  • Start Year: 2007

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Determination of the levels of heavy metals and some physico­chemical parameters in cabbage and irrigation water in selected Woredas of Gurage Zone, Ethiopia

This study involves determination of the levels of heavy metals and some physio-chemical parameters in cabbage and irrigation water in selected Woredas of Gurage Zone, Ethiopia. The heavy metals assessed in this study are Manganese (Mn), Zinc (Zn), Copper (Cu), Chromium (Cr), Nickel (Ni) Cadmium (Cd) and Lead (Pb). The Cabbage (Ethiopian Kale) samples were weighed to determine the fresh weight and dried in an oven at 80 oC...

Author(s):Ashenafi Emiru Teka, Eyasu Gebrie Ajebe , Teshale Assefa Biru

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Carbon Nanotube: A Review on Synthesis, Growth Mechanism and Application as a Membrane Filter for fluoride remediation

Carbon Nanotube: A Review on Synthesis, Growth Mechanism and Application as a Membrane Filter for fluoride remediation

Author(s):Bayisa Meka Chufa, H C Ananda Murthy

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The Investigation of Spectroscopic Properties of 3-Ethyl-4-(4-cinnamoyloxybenzylidenamino)-4,5-dihydro-1H-1,2,4-triazol-5-one Compound Using B3LYP and HF Basis Sets

In this study, we reported a combined experimental and theoretical study on 3-ethyl-4-(4-cinnamoyloxybenzylidenamino)-4,5-dihydro-1H-1,2,4-triazol-5-one compound. The title compound was prepared and characterized by 1H and 13C NMR and FT-IR spectra. The molecular geometry, gauge including atomic orbital (GIAO), 1H and 13C NMR chemical shift values, vibrational frequencies and HOMO–LUMO analyses properties of the title...

Author(s):Murat Beytur, Haydar Yüksek

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Filler characterization, mechanical properties, x-ray diffraction and crosslink density analysis of starch/natural rubber biopolymer composites. By

Starch fillers were extracted from three plant sources namely amora tuber, Tacca lentopeteloides; sweet potato,Ipomoea batatas; yam starch, Dioscorea rotundata and their particle size, pH, amylose, and amylopectin percentage decomposition determined accordingly. The starch was introduced into natural rubber in liquid phase (through gelatinization) by the latex compounding method and compounded according to standard...

Author(s):Uzoh, Raymond D, Buba Ardo A And Osemeahon Sunday

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Computational adsorption and density functional theory (DFT) studies on the corrosion inhibition potentials of some phenyl-urea derivatives

The inhibition performance of [(4-Hydroxy-6-methyl-2-oxo-2H-pyran-3-yl)-phenyl-methyl]-urea and [(4-Hydroxy-6-methyl-2-oxo-2H-pyran-3-yl)-(4-methoxy-phenyl)-methyl]-urea were investigated as corrosion inhibitors using density functional theory (DFT) at the B3LYP/6-31+ G(d,p) level of theory. The calculated quantum chemical parameters correlated to the inhibition of efficiency. The molecular descriptors have been analysed...

Author(s):Department of Chemistry, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria.

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Fuel oil as an anthropogenic source of iron, manganese, chromium copper and arsenic at Kingtom Power Plant and environs

People all over the world suffer from certain illnesses such as skin disease, cancer as well as liver, kidney and skin damage. Some of these diseases are believed to be associated with certain trace metal. Trace metals are present in plant and animal cells and tissues as they are necessary part of nutrition and physiology. Ingestion of, or exposure to, excess quantities of these metals is often toxic. However, insufficient...

Author(s):Chemistry Department, Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone.

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Comparative study of oxidation, acetylation and boric acid treatment with various concentrations of NaOH/alcohol on cold water solubility (CWS), amylopectin and amylose content of starches from cassava, potato and corn

The effect of oxidation, acetylation and boric acid treatment and varying concentrations (30, 40 and 50%) of alcohol-alkaline (NaOH/alcohol) modifications on the cold water solubility (CWS), amylopectin and amylose content of starches extracted from cassava, potato and corn were evaluated and compared. The studies were carried out using the determination of cold water solubility (CWS), amylose-amylopectin content and light...

Author(s):Department of Biochemistry, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria.

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Effect of mineral systems injected with pyrite on copper and zinc removal from aqueous solution part 1

Mineral systems of kaolinite, montmorillonite, kaolinite and their mixtures injected with pyrite were investigated for copper and zinc removal. This study was related to simulated contaminated waters. Reactivity and removal kinetics were studied at room temperature (23 ± 2°C). The results of the empirical model revealed that, proton coefficient of mineral systems exhibited complex behavior. Kinetic model revealed that...

Author(s):Faculty of Science, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Nigeria.

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Adsorption of chromium by brewers spent grain -g- poly (acrylic acid-co-acryl amide) from electroplating effluent

Toxic metal ions have lethal effects on all forms of life and these metal ions could enter the food chain when untreated waste effluents are discharged into the environment. In recent years, the use of low-cost adsorbent materials has been widely investigated in search of replacement for the costly methods that are currently used for removing these toxic metal ions from waste streams. In this study, the remediation of...

Author(s):Materials Division, Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO) Lagos State, Nigeria. Chemistry Department, Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria.

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Study of physico-chemical and thermodynamic parameters of potassium iodide in Oil-DMF solvent

The physico-chemical properties namely viscosity (η), surface tension (γ), conductance (Κ), molar conductance (μ), and thermodynamic parameters like enthalpy change of activation (ΔH*), entropy change of activation (ΔS*), free energy change of activation (ΔG*), molar heat capacity change at constant volume (ΔCv) and molar heat capacity change at constant pressure (ΔCp) of potassium iodide solutions in varying compositions...

Author(s):Department of Chemistry, University of Karachi, Karachi-, Pakistan

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