Volume 92 Issue 49 | p. 31 | Concentrates
Issue Date: December 8, 2014

Polymer Nanotrap Incarcerates Mercury

Thiol-modified porous organic polymer sets a new standard for adsorbing the toxic metal for environmental cleanups
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Materials SCENE, Analytical SCENE, Biological SCENE, Environmental SCENE
Keywords: polymer, MOF, mercury, remediation, environment

A thiol-modified porous polymer that snatches up mercury(II) like gangbusters has set a new standard for trapping the toxic metal for wastewater treatment and environmental cleanups (Nat. Commun. 2014, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms6537). A research team led by Shengqian Ma of the University of South Florida made the nanotrap by preparing a known porous organic polymer that consists of a three-dimensional . . .

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