Researchers' Work from Sichuan University Focuses on Materials Science (A Novel Smart Microsphere with Magnetic Core and Ion-Recognizable Shell for Pb2+ Adsorption and Separation)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Investigators discuss new findings in Materials Science. According to news reporting originating in Chengdu, People's Republic of China, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "Smart core shell microspheres for selective Pb2+ adsorption and separation have been developed. Each microsphere is composed of a Pb2+ recognizable poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-co-benzo-18-crown-6-acrylamide) (PNB) shell and a magnetic Fe3O4 core."
The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Sichuan University, "The magnetic PNB core shell microspheres show excellent PP adsorption selectivity among the coexisting Cd2+, Co2+, Cr3+, Cu2+, Ni2+, Zn2+, K+, and Ca2+ ions by forming stable B18C6Am/Pb2+ host guest complexes and exhibit an interesting temperature-dependent Pb2+ adsorption. The inner independent magnetic Fe3O4 cores enable the Pb2+-adsorbed microspheres with a magnetically guided aggregation to be separated from the treated solution using a remotely controlled manner. The isothermal Pb2+ adsorption result fits well with the Freundlich isotherm. The magnetic PNB core shell microspheres show very fast adsorption of Pb2+, and the adsorption process of Pb2+ onto magnetic PNB core shell microspheres fits well with the pseudo-second-order model. Moreover, Pb2+-adsorbed microspheres can be regenerated by simply increasing the operation temperature and washing with deionized water."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The proposed magnetic PNB core shell microspheres provide a promising candidate for Pb2+ adsorbents with selectively separable and efficiently reusable abilities."
For more information on this research see: A Novel Smart Microsphere with Magnetic Core and Ion-Recognizable Shell for Pb2+ Adsorption and Separation. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2014;6(12):9530-9542. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces can be contacted at: Amer Chemical Soc, 1155 16TH St, NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA. (American Chemical Society - www.acs.org; ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces - www.pubs.acs.org/journal/aamick)
Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Y.M. Liu, Sichuan University, Collaborat Innovat Center Biomat Sci & Technol, Chengdu 610065, Sichuan, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include X.J. Ju, Y. Xin, W.C. Zheng, W. Wang, J. Wei, R. Xie, Z. Liu and L.Y. Chu.
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Chengdu, Materials Science, People's Republic of China
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