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: March, 2015; 9(3)

March 2015

Physiochemical characterisation and level of potentially toxic metals in surface water around yauri abattoir, north western Nigeria

Physicochemical and potentially toxic metals statuses of surface water samples collected around the Yauri abattoir were examined. Health risk assessment of the toxicant via ingestion was interpreted by calculating the hazard quotient (HQ). The mean concentration values for total dissolved solid (TDS), total suspended solid (TSS), dissolved oxygen (DO), phosphate, and biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) were 1026.78, 565.22,...

Author(s): Yahaya M. I. and Agbendeh Z. M.

March 2015

Corrosion and corrosion inhibition of cast Iron in hydrochloric acid (HCl) solution by cantaloupe (Cucumis melo) as green inhibitor

The effect of cantaloupe juice and seed extracts on corrosion of cast iron in 1.0 M hydrochloric acid (HCl) solution using hydrogen evolution measurements (HEM) and mass loss measurements (MLM) were investigated. Cantaloupe extracts inhibited the corrosion of cast iron in 1.0 M HCl solution. The inhibition efficiency increased with concentration of the extracts. The adsorption of the inhibitor molecules on cast iron...

Author(s): Khadijah M. Emran, Arwa O. Al-Ahmadi, Bayan A. Torjoman, Najla M. Ahmed and Sara N. Sheekh

March 2015

Efficiency enhancement in P3HT:PCBM blends using Squarylium III dye

Nano-size thin films comprising poly (3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) and a fullerene derivative [6, 6] phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM) incorporating squarylium dye III (SQ3) are reported. The materials prepared were evaluated for their optical, electrical and photo-conversion efficiency. Active layer materials comprising a blend of P3HT:SQ3:PCBM were deposited by spin-coating to produce thin films measuring 100 nm...

Author(s): M. Tembo, M. O. Munyati, S. Hatwaambo and M. Maaza