Ureasulfonamide polymeric sorbent for selective mercury extraction

Senkal B. F. , YAVUZ E.

MONATSHEFTE FUR CHEMIE, cilt.137, ss.929-934, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 137 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00706-006-0494-0
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.929-934


A new polymeric resin with sulfonamide pendant functions has been prepared for the selective extraction of mercuric ions. This polystyrene sulfonamide urea resin with a 3.5 mmol/g total nitrogen content is able to selectively sorb mercury from aqueous solutions. The mercury sorption capacity of the resin is around 1.60 mmol/g under non-buffered conditions. The experiments performed under identical conditions with some metal ions reveal that Cd(II), Pb(II), Zn(II), and Fe(III) ions are also extractable in low quantity (0.05-0.1 mmol/g). The sorbed mercury can be eluted by repeated treatment with hot acetic acid without hydrolysis of the amide groups.