A highly efficient and selective polysilsesquioxane sorbent for heavy metal removal

Xiaonan Duan, Genggeng Qi, Peng Wang, Emmanuel P. Giannelis

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Suited for heavy stuff: An efficient mesoporous sorbent based on a pure ethylendiamine-bridged polysilsesquioxane is presented. This material, with both a high amine loading and a high surface area, is applied for heavy metal ion removal. Copyright © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2536-2539
Number of pages4
Issue number10
StatePublished - Feb 29 2012

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): KUS-C1-018-02
Acknowledgements: This publication was based on work supported by Award No. KUS-C1-018-02, made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). This work made use of the Cornell Center for Materials Research Facilities supported by the National Science Foundation under Award Number DMR-0520404. We appreciate Dr. Michael A. Rutzke from Food Science Department, Cornell University for testing the solution concentration. We thank Kausik Dana and Luis Estevez for discussions.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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