Heavy metal ion adsorption properties of methacrylamidocysteine-containing porous poly(hydroxyethyl methacrylate) chelating beads

Denizli A., Garipcan B., Emir S., Patir S., Say R.

ADSORPTION SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, vol.20, no.7, pp.607-617, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1260/02636170260504305
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.607-617
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: No


Details of the adsorption performance of poly(2-hydroxyethylmethacrylate-methacrylamidocysteine) [p(HEMA-MAC)] beads towards the removal of heavy metal ions from aqueous solution were studied. The metal-complexing ligand and/or co-monomer MAC was newly synthesized from methylacrylochloride and cysteine. Spherical beads of average size 150-200 mum were obtained by the radical suspension polymerization of MAC and HEMA conducted in an aqueous dispersion. The p(HEMA-MAC) beads obtained had a specific surface area of 18.9 m(2)/g.