Effective adsorption of chlorophyll a by FSM-type mesoporous silica modified with 1,4-butanediol

Shusaku Murata, Hideo Hata, Tatsuo Kimura, Yoshiyuki Sugahara, Kazuyuki Kuroda

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Surface silanol groups of FSM-type mesoporous silica were modified with 1,4-butanediol, and the esterified material was successfully used as the adsorbent to accommodate chlorophyl a molecules. Pheophytinization was effectively suppressed by the presence of the surface organic groups grafted onto the mesoporous silica, whereas pheophytinization occurred in unmodified mesoporous silica.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7106-7108
Number of pages3
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Sep 5
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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