Reactive & Functional Polymers, Vol.70, No.12, 986-990, 2010
Modification of a hydrophobic-ligand-containing porous sheet using tri-n-octylphosphine oxide, and its adsorption/elution of bismuth ions
A neutral extractant, tri-n-octylphosphine oxide (TOPO), was used to chemically modify a porous sheet, with a final density of 1.0 mmol/g. First, glycidyl methacrylate (GMA) was graft-polymerized onto a porous polyethylene sheet with an average pore diameter, porosity, and thickness of 1.2 mu m, 75%, and 2.0 mm, respectively. Second, an octadecane thiol group was introduced into the poly-GMA graft chain. Third. TOPO was deposited on the graft chain via a hydrophobic interaction. Bismuth chloride solution (BiCl(3) in 0.15 M HNO(3)) was forced through the pores of the TOPO-modified porous sheet. The equilibrium binding capacity for bismuth was 0.19 mmol/g. Bismuth ions bound to TOPO were quantitatively eluted with 11 M HNO(3). (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.