New functional materials for heavy metal sorption: " Supramolecular" attachment of thiols to mesoporous silica substrates

Timothy G. Carter, Wassana Yantasee, Thanapon Sangvanich, Glen E. Fryxell, Darren W. Johnson, R. Shane Addleman

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A new class of sorbent material, which exhibits exceptional metal capture from contaminated natural water, features aromatic thiol ligands reversibly bound to functionalized mesoporous silica through non-covalent interactions and have the potential of being regenerable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5583-5585
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number43
StatePublished - 2008


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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