Rapid Mercury(II) Removal by Electrospun Sulfur Copolymers
AbstractElectrospinning was performed with a blend of commercially available poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) and a sulfur-rich copolymer based on poly(sulfur-statistical-diisopropenylbenzene), which was synthesized via inverse vulcanization. The polysulfide backbone of sulfur-containing polymers is known to bind mercury from aqueous solutions and can be utilized for recycling water. Increasing the surface area by electrospinning can maximize the effect of binding mercury regarding the rate and maximum uptake. These fibers showed a mercury decrease of more than 98% after a few seconds and a maximum uptake of 440 mg of mercury per gram of electrospun fibers. These polymeric fibers represent a new class of efficient water filtering systems that show one of the highest and fastest mercury uptakes for electrospun fibers reported. View Full-Text
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Thielke, M.W.; Bultema, L.A.; Brauer, D.D.; Richter, B.; Fischer, M.; Theato, P. Rapid Mercury(II) Removal by Electrospun Sulfur Copolymers. Polymers 2016, 8, 266.
Thielke MW, Bultema LA, Brauer DD, Richter B, Fischer M, Theato P. Rapid Mercury(II) Removal by Electrospun Sulfur Copolymers. Polymers. 2016; 8(7):266.Chicago/Turabian Style
Thielke, Michael W.; Bultema, Lindsey A.; Brauer, Daniel D.; Richter, Bernadette; Fischer, Markus; Theato, Patrick. 2016. "Rapid Mercury(II) Removal by Electrospun Sulfur Copolymers." Polymers 8, no. 7: 266.
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