Acyclic polyether dicarboxylic acids having butyl and tetradecyl side alkyl chains at the α-position of the carboxylic acid sidearm unit were prepared by the reaction of bisphenol and 2-bromoalkanoic acid in the presence of sodium hydride with quantitative yields. Complexation studies and solvent extraction on complexes of these ethers with alkaline earth metal ions indicate that 1,2-bis((2-2′-carboxybutyloxy)-phenoxy)ethane (2) shows an excellent selectivity for the calcium ion.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|
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- Chemical Engineering(all)