A new class of hybrid mesaporous materials with functionalized organic monolayers for selective adsorption of heavy metal ions

A. M. Liu, K. Hidajat, S. Kawi, D. Y. Zhao

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Thiol- and amino-functionalized SBA-15 silicas with uniform mesoporosities were prepared and employed for removing heavy metal ions from waste water; the thiolated SBA-15 adsorbent exhibited a higher complexation affinity for Hg2+, while the other metal ions (Cu2+, Zn2+, Cr3+ and Ni2+) showed exceptional binding ability with its aminated analogue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1145-1146
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jul 2000
Externally publishedYes

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