Chitosan and Its Derivatives as Highly Efficient Polymer Ligands
AbstractThe polyfunctional nature of chitosan enables its application as a polymer ligand not only for the recovery, separation, and concentration of metal ions, but for the fabrication of a wide spectrum of functional materials. Although unmodified chitosan itself is the unique cationic polysaccharide with very good complexing properties toward numerous metal ions, its sorption capacity and selectivity can be sufficiently increased and turned via chemical modification to meet requirements of the specific applications. In this review, which covers results of the last decade, we demonstrate how different strategies of chitosan chemical modification effect metal ions binding by O-, N-, S-, and P-containing chitosan derivatives, and which mechanisms are involved in binding of metal cation and anions by chitosan derivatives. View Full-Text
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Pestov, A.; Bratskaya, S. Chitosan and Its Derivatives as Highly Efficient Polymer Ligands. Molecules 2016, 21, 330.
Pestov A, Bratskaya S. Chitosan and Its Derivatives as Highly Efficient Polymer Ligands. Molecules. 2016; 21(3):330.Chicago/Turabian Style
Pestov, Alexander; Bratskaya, Svetlana. 2016. "Chitosan and Its Derivatives as Highly Efficient Polymer Ligands." Molecules 21, no. 3: 330.
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