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Table 1 Characteristics of the retained CML–T composites

From: Synthesis and characterization of crystalline carboxymethylated lignin–TEOS nanocomposites for metal adsorption and antibacterial activity

S. No. Composite name Visual appearance Appearance of shape under scanning electron microscopy Size (in nm) % Removal efficiency Antimicrobial activity
1 CML–1T White Crystalline 65.89 ± 2.37 58.19 ± 0.94 Positive
2 CML–2T Light brown Irregular 56.00 ± 0.96 81.79 ± 1.89 Positive
3 CML–3T Dark brown Oval 16.00 ± 0.36 70.72 ± 1.67 Negative