Next Article in Journal
Facile Synthesis of Polypyrrole-Functionalized CoFe2O4@SiO2 for Removal for Hg(II)
Next Article in Special Issue
A Cross-Linker-Based Poly(Ionic Liquid) for Sensitive Electrochemical Detection of 4-Nonylphenol
Previous Article in Journal
The Investigation into the Toxic Potential of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles Utilizing Rat Pheochromocytoma and Human Neural Stem Cells
Previous Article in Special Issue
Investigation on the Crystallization Behaviors of Polyoxymethylene with a Small Amount of Ionic Liquid
Article Menu
Issue 3 (March) cover image

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Nanomaterials 2019, 9(3), 454;

Construction of Novel Polymerizable Ionic Liquid Microemulsions and the In Situ Synthesis of Poly(Ionic Liquid) Adsorbents

School of Chemistry and Material Science, Ludong University, Yantai 264025, China
Guangdong Provincial Key Lab of Green Chemical Product Technology, Guangzhou 510640, China
Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 22 January 2019 / Revised: 8 March 2019 / Accepted: 12 March 2019 / Published: 18 March 2019
PDF [1777 KB, uploaded 18 March 2019]


This paper reports the successful construction of novel polymerizable ionic liquid microemulsions and the in situ synthesis of poly(ionic liquid) adsorbents for the removal of Zn2+ from aqueous solution. Dynamic light-scattering data were used to confirm the polymerization media and to illustrate the effect of the crosslinker dosage on the droplet size of the microemulsion. FTIR and thermal analysis were employed to confirm the successful preparation of the designed polymers and characterize their thermostability and glass transition-temperature value. The optimization of the adsorption process indicates that the initial concentration of Zn2+, pH, adsorbent dosage and contact time affected the adsorption performance of poly(ionic liquid)s toward Zn2+. Furthermore, our research revealed that the adsorption process can be effectively described by the pseudo second-order kinetic model and the Freundlich isotherm model. View Full-Text
Keywords: polymerizable ionic liquid microemulsions; poly(ionic liquid)s; adsorption polymerizable ionic liquid microemulsions; poly(ionic liquid)s; adsorption

Graphical abstract

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Wang, A.; Li, S.; Chen, H.; Liu, Y.; Peng, X. Construction of Novel Polymerizable Ionic Liquid Microemulsions and the In Situ Synthesis of Poly(Ionic Liquid) Adsorbents. Nanomaterials 2019, 9, 454.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics



[Return to top]
Nanomaterials EISSN 2079-4991 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top