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.