Affinity of Cd and Ni on IDA Immobilized Magnetic Beads with Different Lengths of Spacer Arms


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To develop the extraction media for Cd and Ni from aqueous solutions, magnetic beads containing IDA group with strong attraction to heavy metals were produced using the activating agents Epichlorhydrin (Ep) and 1,4-Butanedioldiglycidylether (Bu), respectively. Then the beads were agitated at a pH of 6 after being added to Cd and Ni aqueous solutions of various concentrations. It was confirmed that the heavy metals combined with the magnetic beads within a short time through the process. After the process, the magnetic beads were collected with a magnet, and then dissolved in acid for the analysis of heavy metal concentration. The analysis of heavy metals in the acid solution could be analyzed with an AAS (atomic absorption spectrometer). The results showed that the heavy metal extraction efficiency of Bu was relatively higher than that of the Ep. It supported the hypothesis that the relatively longer length of Bu’s spacer made more free positioning possible when the IDA group combined with the heavy metal.



Materials Science Forum (Volumes 544-545)

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Hyungsun Kim, Junichi Hojo and Soo Wohn Lee




H. S. So et al., "Affinity of Cd and Ni on IDA Immobilized Magnetic Beads with Different Lengths of Spacer Arms ", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 544-545, pp. 187-190, 2007

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May 2007




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