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Type: Journal article
Title: Sulfur-limonene polysulfide: a material synthesized entirely from industrial by-products and its use in removing toxic metals from water and soil
Author: Crockett, M.
Evans, A.
Worthington, M.
Albuquerque, I.
Slattery, A.
Gibson, C.
Campbell, J.
Lewis, D.
Bernardes, G.
Chalker, J.
Citation: Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2016; 55(5):1714-1718
Publisher: Wiley
Issue Date: 2016
ISSN: 1433-7851
1521-3773
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Michael P. Crockett, Austin M. Evans, Max J. H. Worthington, Inês S. Albuquerque, Ashley D. Slattery, Christopher T. Gibson, Jonathan A. Campbell, David A. Lewis, Gonçalo J. L. Bernardes, Justin M. Chalker
Abstract: A polysulfide material was synthesized by the direct reaction of sulfur and d-limonene, by-products of the petroleum and citrus industries, respectively. The resulting material was processed into functional coatings or molded into solid devices for the removal of palladium and mercury salts from water and soil. The binding of mercury(II) to the sulfur-limonene polysulfide resulted in a color change. These properties motivate application in next-generation environmental remediation and mercury sensing.
Keywords: Limonene; polysulfide; sulfur; sustainable materials; waste valorization
Description: Published online: October 20, 2015
Rights: © 2015 The Authors. Published by Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
RMID: 0030091067
DOI: 10.1002/anie.201508708
Grant ID: http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DE150101863
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