Prepared of Olive Oil Doped SiO2 via Sol-Gel Technique


Olive oil doped Nanosilica is successfully prepared by wet chemical synthesis method. Samples were analyzed by a variety of techniques, including X-ray diffraction, FTIR, absorption and emission spectrometers to report the capability of Sol-Gel technology on preparing of silica monolith as a host material for Olive oil, and investigate the effect of converting Olive oil to a solid state on its optical properties. Some absorption bands of Olive oil are disappearing from absorption spectrum of doped silica. Only single strong fluorescence peak was appearing in fluorescence spectrum of pure Olive oil at wavelength around 678 nm which attributed to chlorophylls, while fluorescence spectrum to doped sample shows two strong fluorescence peaks at the wavelength 681 nm and 585 nm which attributed to chlorophylls and Vitamin E respectively. The doping process enhances fluorescence activity of Olive oil through enhancing intensity of the fluorescence peak corresponding to Vitamin E. Absorption and fluorescence spectrums to doped silica sample give a good indication in direction of using Sol-Gel technique to prepare for Olive oil doped SiO2 as an optical active material.

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F. Saiof and M. Hamza, "Prepared of Olive Oil Doped SiO2 via Sol-Gel Technique," Advances in Materials Physics and Chemistry, Vol. 3 No. 5, 2013, pp. 239-243. doi: 10.4236/ampc.2013.35034.

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