Session

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Event Website

https://www.andrews.edu/services/research/research_events/conferences/annual_celebration_of_research/2019_program/2019-celebration-of-research---abstract-book-v2.pdf

Start Date

3-26-2021 2:00 PM

End Date

3-26-2021 2:20 PM

Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Description

Dendrimers are nanomaterials that are widely studied for a variety of applications because of their distinctive properties. One such property of, specifically, the generation 2-PAMAM Dendrimer is its particular affinity for copper (II) ions. This could be influential in selective heavy metal extraction, particularly in contaminated water. Our research aims to test the sequestration and selectivity of PAMAM dendrimers with amine surface groups for copper (II) ions in a chemical environment with interfering species, such as tap water, using Inductively Coupled Plasma spectroscopy. Ongoing research has involved developing methods for dendrimer extractions and creating calibration curves for standards to ensure accurate and reproducible results.

Acknowledgments

Advisor: Ryan T. Hayes

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Mar 26th, 2:00 PM Mar 26th, 2:20 PM

Copper (II) Sequestration by PAMAM Dendrimers in Tap Water

Dendrimers are nanomaterials that are widely studied for a variety of applications because of their distinctive properties. One such property of, specifically, the generation 2-PAMAM Dendrimer is its particular affinity for copper (II) ions. This could be influential in selective heavy metal extraction, particularly in contaminated water. Our research aims to test the sequestration and selectivity of PAMAM dendrimers with amine surface groups for copper (II) ions in a chemical environment with interfering species, such as tap water, using Inductively Coupled Plasma spectroscopy. Ongoing research has involved developing methods for dendrimer extractions and creating calibration curves for standards to ensure accurate and reproducible results.

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