• Chelation ion-exchange properties of salicylic acid-urea-formaldehyde copolymers

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      Chelation ion exchange; batch equilibration; distribution ratio

    • Abstract


      Chelation ion-exchange properties of copolymers prepared from salicylic acid, urea and formaldehyde by condensation in presence of acid catalyst were studied for Cu2+, Fe3+, UO2+, Mn2+,Zn2+ and Co2+ ions. A batch equilibration method was adopted to study the selectivity of metal ion uptake. This method involved the measurement of distribution of a given metal between the copolymer sample and a solution containing the metal ions. The study was carried out over a wide pH range and in media of various ionic strengths. The copolymer showed a higher selectivity for UO22+, Cu2+ and Fe3+ ions than Mn2+, Co2+ and Zn2+ ions.

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      R M Joshi1 M M Patel1

      1. Department of Chemistry, Sardar Patel University, Vallabn Vidyanagar - 388120, India
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  • Journal of Chemical Sciences | News

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