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Mohammad Ali Bodaghifard

Mohammad Ali Bodaghifard

Academic rank: Associate Professor
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9732-4746
Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 6507703429
Faculty: Science
Address: Arak University


Heteropoly acid-based ionic liquid grafted on hybrid nanomaterial for deep oxidative desulfurization of diesel fuel
Oxidative desulfurization · Environment · Heterogeneous catalysis · Magnetic nanoparticles · Hybrid nanostructure · Nickel ferrite
Journal Research on Chemical Intermediates
Researchers Mohammad Ali Bodaghifard ، Mahdia Hamidinasab ، Niusha Soleimani


The silica-coated magnetic nanoparticles are useful materials to immobilize active agents on their surface. Herein, a new hybrid nanomaterial was constructed by grafting a heteropoly acid-based ionic liquid on the surface of NiFe2O4@SiO2 magnetic nanoparticles. Structure of the prepared nanostructure [nano-NiFe2O4@SiO2-IMD@ HPA] was elucidated by various techniques: X-ray powder difraction, Fouriertransform infrared spectroscopy, vibrating sample magnetometry, thermogravimetric analysis, the feld emission scanning electron microscopy, and the electron-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. The oxidative desulfurization (ODS) of real and model fuel in the presence of CH3COOH/UHP as an oxidizing system and nano-NiFe2O4@ SiO2-IMD@HPA was considered. In this ODS process, a good result was obtained by removing 98–99% of benzothiophene and dibenzothiophene from simulated fuel. Also, 95% of the sulfur content was removed when the ODS process was tested on a real crude oil sample under optimized conditions. The hybrid nanocatalyst was recycled in the reaction fve times without signifcant diminish in its activity. The working safety with urea-H2O2 versus hydrogen peroxide, high removal of sulfur content, short reaction times, easy workup procedure, simple separation of nanocatalyst, reusability of nanocatalyst, and environmental compatibility makes this method a promising catalytic system for oxidative desulfurization of fuels.