Highly selective ion-imprinted particles for solid-phase extraction of Pb2+ ions

Esen C., ANDAÇ A. M., BERELİ N., Say R., Henden E., DENİZLİ A.

MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING C-MATERIALS FOR BIOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS, vol.29, no.8, pp.2464-2470, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.msec.2009.07.012
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2464-2470
  • Keywords: Ion-imprinted particles, Selective recognition, Lead determination, Solid-phase extraction, Molecular imprinting, METAL-ION, AQUEOUS-SOLUTIONS, HUMAN PLASMA, LEAD, PRECONCENTRATION, RECOGNITION, ADSORPTION, POLYMERS, EQUILIBRIUM, TEMPLATE
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


The Pb2+-imprinted (PHEMAC-Pb2+)particles were prepared by bulk polymerization as a solid-phase extraction (SPE) adsorbent. N-methacryloyl-(L)-cysteine (MAC) was used as functional monomer to have a well-shaped molecular geometry between MAC monomer and Pb2+ ions that provide molecular recognition based on well fitted cavities for Pb2+ ions after removal of template ions. The PHEMAC-Pb2+ particles were characterized and the applicability of these particles was investigated for the solid-phase extraction of Pb2+ ions from aqueous solutions and environmental samples. The PHEMAC-Pb2+ particles with a size range of 50-200 mu m have a rough surface and macropores in bulk structure. The adsorption capacity of the PHEMAC-Pb2+ particles is relatively low (2.01 mg/g). However, the high selectivity towards competitive ions (Cd2+, Ni2+ and Cu2+) promises the PHEMAC-Pb2+ particles an alternative SPE adsorbent in literature. The relative selectivity coefficients of PHEMAC-Pb2+ particles for Pb2+/Ni2+, Pb2+/Cd2+ and Pb2+/Cu2+ were almost 71, 117 and 192 times greater than that of non-imprinted (PHEMAC) particles, respectively. Moreover, the reusability of the PHEMAC-Pb2+ particles was tested for several times and no significant loss in adsorption capacity was observed. The accuracy of the proposed procedure was also verified by the determination of Pb2+ ions in the certified reference material, LGC 6137 Estuarine sediment. (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.