1D hematite (α-Fe 2 O 3 ) nanorods were synthesized in the presence of rice starch solution. The size of the nanorods was about 250 nm and 50 nm in length and diameter, respectively. The synthesized nanorods possessed a single α-Fe 2 O 3 phase without any impurities and crystal defects. The obtained hematite nanorods were employed as an adsorbent for lead (II) removal. The isotherms and kinetic studies indicated that our material would be a potential candidate for heavy metal adsorption and removal.
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This work was supported by the Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow (FT150100479) and partially performed at the Queensland node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility, a company established under the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy to provide nano- and micro-fabrication facilities for Australian researchers. In addition, the first author acknowledge Department of Chemistry, Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology (Bangladesh) for carrying out this research.
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