A highly efficient and selective polysilsesquioxane sorbent for heavy metal removal

Xiaonan Duan, Genggeng Qi, Peng Wang, Emmanuel P. Giannelis

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Suited for heavy stuff: An efficient mesoporous sorbent based on a pure ethylendiamine-bridged polysilsesquioxane is presented. This material, with both a high amine loading and a high surface area, is applied for heavy metal ion removal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2536-2539
Number of pages4
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jul 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • adsorption
  • amines
  • heavy metal removal
  • mesoporous materials
  • organosilicas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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