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Hamid Khanmohammadi

Hamid Khanmohammadi

Academic rank: Professor
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5600-4738
Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 22734138900
Faculty: Science
Address: Arak University


The immobilized azo-azomethine on solid supports: highly selective sensors for naked eye detection of CN− in water
Azo-Azomethine; Sensor
Researchers Hamid Khanmohammadi ، saeed dini


A molecular azo-azomethine receptor, HL, was synthesized via condensationreaction of 1-(3-formyl-4-hydroxyphenylazo)-4-nitrobenzeneand 3-aminopropyl triethoxysilane in EtOH. The HL was characterized using standard spectroscopic techniques.The sensing ability of HLwas investigated towards the inorganic anions in DMSO and semi-aqueous media. As shownin Fig. 1, upon the addition 10 equiv. of the anions (CN−, H2PO4ˉ,AcOˉ, NO3ˉ ,HSO4ˉ,Fˉ, Clˉ, Brˉ, Iˉ, and free HL) to the DMSO solution of HL an instant and noticeable color changes was observed from pale orange to dark blue and gray-blue only in the presence of CN− and AcOˉ, respectively. To further study, UV-Vis experiments were also performed upon the addition 10 equiv. of CN− and AcOˉ to DMSO solution of HL.Then, the new solid sensors based HL immobilized on amorphous SiO2, S-B, and NaY zeolite, S-ZY, was prepared and applied for detection of the mentioned anions, in 100% aqueous media.The fabricated solid sensors were characterized using powder XRD diffraction, TGA-DTA, BET and FT-IR spectroscopy. Surprisingly, S-B and S-ZY show excellent sensitivity and selectivity against CN−over the other anions (CN−, H2PO4ˉ,AcOˉ, NO3ˉ,HSO4ˉ, Fˉ, Clˉ, Brˉ, Iˉ and free S-ZY) in water Fig. 2.