Modification of crosslinked poly(styrene) based polymers for boron-specific extraction

Gazi M., Senkal B. F., BICAK N.

MACROMOLECULAR SYMPOSIA, vol.217, pp.215-221, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 217
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/masy.200451317
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.215-221
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


A new polymeric resin with glucose sulfonamide functions has been prepared for the extraction of boric acid. This poly (styryl sulfonamide) based resin has been demonstrated to be an efficient sorbent for the removal of boron. The resin had a boron loading capacity of 2.365 mmol.g(-1) and showed reasonably rapid sorption ability. Splitting of sorbed boron can be achieved by simple acid leaching (2M H2SO4).