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
  • Published Articles: 357

Table of Content: 9 September, 2011; 5(9)

September 2011

Thermodynamics of the adsorption of palmitate and laurate soaps onto some metal ore surfaces in aqueous media

The thermodynamics of the adsorption of sodium-palmitate and sodium-laurate onto galena, hematite and cassiterite surfaces in aqueous media has been studied. The adsorption capacities of the soaps (adsorbates) were determined and the Langmuir, Freundlich and Temkin isotherm models were used to fit the experimental data. The Langmuir isotherm model was the best to describe the adsorption process with the highest...

Author(s): Millicent U. Ibezim-Ezeani and Alphonso C. I. Anusiem

September 2011

Induced autocatalytic preparation of gold nanostructure

The present study found that gold nanoparticles with nanosizes below 100 nm can be synthesized by a wet-chemical route, carried out by induced autocatalytic method. The successive liking of the neighboring nanoparticles seeds by benzenedimethanethiol (BDMT) followed by the induced reduction of Au (III) ions leads to the formation of well defined nanostructure assembly. The size and shape of gold nanoparticles were...

Author(s): Sameh H. Othman

September 2011

Ab-initio study of the ground state structure and properties of Fe+2 (thymine)2 (H2O)2 complex

Hartree-Fock calculations with 6-31G (d) basis set have been done in the gas phase on Fe+2 (thymine)2 (H2O)2 complex with complete geometry optimization. Stable structure for the complex has been found. Single point water phase calculation (PCM) has also been done which shows that the complex is more stable in water implying its physiological action for the removal of excess hazardous Fe+2 from the...

Author(s): D. De, S. Dalai and B. R. De

September 2011

Inhibitive action of hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide (HDTAB) on aluminium alloy (AA3003) corrosion in hydrochloric acid medium

The inhibitive effect of hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide (HDTAB) on the corrosion of aluminium alloy (AA3003) in 1 M hydrochloric acid medium was studied by weight loss method in relation to the temperature (25 to 55°C) and inhibitor concentration range 5.10-4 to 10-2 M. This study showed that the inhibitor adsorbs on aluminium alloy (AA 3003) according to the modified Langmuir adsorption isotherm; the...

Author(s): P. M. Niamien, D. Ossonon, A. Trokourey, H. A. Kouassi and Y. Bokra

September 2011

Catalyzed pyrolysis of plastics: A thermogravimetric study

Thermal or catalytic pyrolysis processes have attracted much attention for the conversion of plastic wastes to a mixture of their basic hydrocarbons, which can be valuable either as fuels or as raw chemicals. The effect of different catalysts on the thermal degradation of propylene (PP) has been studied by thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). TGA experiments were used to compare the activity of different catalysts towards...

Author(s): Mohammad Farhat Ali and Muhammad Salman Qureshi

September 2011

Effect of acid hydrolysis on the physicochemical properties of cola starch

Cola starch from Cola nitida (rubra) was isolated using 1% (w/v) sodium metabisulphite solution and was treated with 0.1 and 0.2 M HCl solution differently at 80 and 100°C, pH (6 to 7.9) and reaction time (30 min to 3 h). The physicochemical and functional properties of the hydrolyzed starch were studied. The hydrolysis reaction presented important changes in the pasting, thermal transition and morphology...

Author(s): Omojola M. O., Manu N. and Thomas S. A.