A lipophilic acyclic polyether dicarboxylic acid as Pb2+ carrier in polymer inclusion and bulk liquid membranes

Sang Chul Lee, John D. Lamb, Moon Hwan Cho, Chang Hwan Rhee, Jong Seung Kim

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An acyclic polyether dicarboxylic acid which contains n-tetradecyl alkyl substituents at the α-position of the carboxylic acid side-arm unit was prepared by the reaction of bisphenol and 2-bromoalkanoic acid in the presence of NaH as base with quantitative yields. This ligand was incorporated into chloroform bulk liquid membranes and into polymer inclusion membranes (PIMs) composed of cellulose triacetate as support and o- nitrophenyl octyl ether as plasticizer. Selective transport of Pb2+ was observed over transition metal ions in bulk liquid membranes. The PIM showed excellent stability and durability, with very high transport of Pb2+ from an acetate buffer source phase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)767-778
Number of pages12
JournalSeparation Science and Technology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Acyclic polyether dicarboxylic acid
  • Bulk liquid membranes
  • Cellulose triacetate
  • Pb
  • Polymer inclusion membranes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Filtration and Separation


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