Event Title

Copper(II) Ion Sequestration by PAMAM-octyl Dendrimers

Presenter Information

Lauren Bitterman, Andrews University

Start Date

3-3-2017 2:30 PM

End Date

3-3-2017 4:00 PM

Description

Nanomaterials, such as dendrimers, are being evaluated for new products because of their unique properties. Dendrimers can act as nanocontainers to entrap materials within their highly branched polymeric structure. We have seen that Generation 2-PAMAM-octyl surface dendrimers can be used to entrap transition metal ions, like copper(II), and transfer them from an aqueous solution into a non-polar solvent. This project focuses on quantitating the copper(II) sequestration by these dendrimers. We have developed a method to quantify the copper(II) ion binding capacity within the octyl-dendrimers using ICP spectroscopy which shows how nanomaterials could be a valuable tool for heavy metal remediation.

Acknowledgments

Dr. Ryan Hayes

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Copper(II) Ion Sequestration by PAMAM-octyl Dendrimers

Nanomaterials, such as dendrimers, are being evaluated for new products because of their unique properties. Dendrimers can act as nanocontainers to entrap materials within their highly branched polymeric structure. We have seen that Generation 2-PAMAM-octyl surface dendrimers can be used to entrap transition metal ions, like copper(II), and transfer them from an aqueous solution into a non-polar solvent. This project focuses on quantitating the copper(II) sequestration by these dendrimers. We have developed a method to quantify the copper(II) ion binding capacity within the octyl-dendrimers using ICP spectroscopy which shows how nanomaterials could be a valuable tool for heavy metal remediation.