Yatim Lailun Ni’mah*, Zakkiyyah Hidayatul Muhaiminah, Suprapto Suprapto
Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science and Data Analytics, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember Surabaya 60111, Indonesia
*Corresponding author: Yatim Lailun Ni’mah, Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science and Data Analytics, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember Surabaya 60111, Indonesia. Email: [email protected]
Received Date: June 29, 2022
Publication Date: February 16, 2023
Citation: Ni’mah YL, et al. (2023). Synthesis of Silica Nanoparticles from Sugarcane Bagasse by Sol-Gel Method. Nanoparticle. 4(1):10.
Copyright: Ni’mah YL, et al. © (2023).
The silica nanoparticles have been successfully synthesized from sugarcane bagasse using the sol-gel method. Sugarcane bagasse contains abundant silica, so it can use as an alternative source of silica nanoparticles. Sugarcane bagasse was calcined at 650°C for 2 hours, and then it was extracted using NaOH to obtain sodium silicate solution. The solution was titrated with HCl for gelling process. The synthesized of silica nanoparticles from sugarcane bagasse were characterized using FTIR and XRD. Based on the XRD characterization, the results showed that the silica had an amorphous phase, and the FTIR spectrum has siloxane and silanol groups. The synthesized silica nanoparticles have an average size of 53 nm which was calculated using Scherrer Formula. From the data obtained, sugarcane bagasse can use as a source of silica nanoparticles.