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Khalil Faghihi

Khalil Faghihi

Academic rank: Professor
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9884-1788
Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 6603751266
Faculty: Science
Address: Arak University


Synthesis of new polyester networks containing ƒÀ.cyclodextrin cavities for removal of paraben derivatives from water resources by inclusion complexes
β-cyclodextrin · Paraben derivatives · Inclusion complexes · Sorbent behavior · Aqueous solution
Journal Polymer Bulletin
Researchers Khalil Faghihi ، masomeh soleymani


This study aimed to develop new thermally stable synthetic polyester network containing ƒÀ-cyclodextrin (ƒÀ-CD) cavities with good absorbent behavior to remove organic pollutants such as parabens derivatives (methyl and propyl parabens) from aqueous solution. ƒÀ-Cyclodextrin polyester network (ƒÀ-CDPN) was synthesized by the reaction of ƒÀ-CD with N,NŒ-(4,4Œ-diphenylether) bis trimellitimide diacid chloride as a cross-linker agent in the presence of sodium hydride. Diimide acid chloride as a synthetic cross-linker agent was prepared by two-step reactions. The sorbent process was optimized by four different parameters, such as pH, the temperature of the solution, contact time, ƒÀ-CDPN ratio. After adsorbed of parabens in aqueous solution, the ƒÀ-CDPN precipitates were gathered, and the solution was analyzed by using the high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) technique. The results show the high absorbent capacity of parabens (about 99%) by ƒÀ-CDPN cavities. Furthermore, the kinetic data were measured using the pseudo-first-order and pseudo-second-order equation. The pseudo-second-order showed the best fit for the kinetic studies (methyl and propyl parabens R2: 0.9979 and 0.9998, respectively). The adsorption equilibrium of methyl paraben using ƒÀ-CDPN could be well defined with the Langmuir isotherm model. The adsorption ability of ƒÀ-CDPN kept nearly unchanged after five filtration-regeneration cycles, further TGA and DTG experiments show ƒÀ-CDPN has excellent thermal stability and can be used in a wide range of temperatures.