GREEN SYNTHESIS AND SPECTROSCOPIC CHARACTERIZATION OF IRON (III) COMPLEX OF UREA FROM HUMAN URINE AND IRON RUST
AbstractThis work presents a dry synthesis of Iron (III) complex with urea isolated from human urine and Fe (III) obtained from iron rust particles. Iron (III), PI (Purified iron rust), was isolated from iron rust in 10% hydrochloric acid, HCl and distilled water respectively. The complex was synthesized via dry-synthesis method using the melted urea as reaction medium. The isolated Fe (III) was characterized by elemental analysis which was done using XRF Cu-Zn method. The complex was prepared in a 1:4 metal to ligand (M-L) ratio. The stoichiometry of reaction indicate a 1:3 ratio of M-L (Fe-U). The complex was characterized by FT-IR, UV-vis, XRF and XRD spectroscopic techniques. The Fe (III) isolate and Fe-U complex shows percentage yields of 35.7% and ~92% respectively. The elemental and oxide composition of Fe and Fe2O3 (i.e., PI) were 40.387% and 57.753% respectively. The results obtained from the characterization of the iron-urea complex, IUC, indicate FT-IR result as symmetric and asymmetric frequencies with peaks of a combination band of Vs (NH) and Vas (NH), C=O and V (C-N) all stretched, XRD showed the crystal to be amorphous. The elemental and oxide composition of the Fe and Fe2O3 in IUC were 40.007 and 44.201 respectively. The results obtained revealed that useful complexes can be synthesized easily from waste materials, such as urine and iron rust particles, which complement Green chemistry.
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Uduah, V., Gongden, J. ., Kagoro, M. ., Gurumyen, K., Lohdip, Y. ., & Sase, J. . (2020). GREEN SYNTHESIS AND SPECTROSCOPIC CHARACTERIZATION OF IRON (III) COMPLEX OF UREA FROM HUMAN URINE AND IRON RUST . Journal of Chemical Society of Nigeria, 45(5). https://doi.org/10.46602/jcsn.v45i5.527