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Title:Porous polycalix[n]arenes as environmental pollutant removers
Authors:ID Abubakar, Salma (Author)
ID Škorjanc, Tina (Author)
ID Shetty, Dinesh (Author)
ID Trabolsi, Ali (Author)
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Language:English
Work type:Unknown
Typology:1.02 - Review Article
Organization:UNG - University of Nova Gorica
Abstract:A new and innovative class of calixarene-based polymers emerged as adsorbents for a variety of compounds and ions in solution and vapor media. These materials take advantage of the modifiable rims and hydrophobic cavities of the calixarene monomers, in addition to the porous nature of the polymeric matrix. With main-chain calixarenes’ function as supramolecular hosts and the polymers’ high surface areas, polycalixarenes can effectively encapsulate target analytes. This feature is particularly useful for environmental remediation as dangerous and toxic molecules reversibly bind to the macrocyclic cavity, which facilitates their removal and enables repeated use of the polymeric sorbent. This Spotlight touches on the unique characteristics of the calixarene monomers and discusses the synthetic methods of our reported calixarene-based porous polymers, including Sonogashira–Hagihara coupling, and diazo and imine bond formation. It then discusses the promising applications of these materials in adsorbing dyes, micropollutants, iodine, mercury, paraquat, and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) from water. In most cases, these reports cover materials that outperform others in terms of recyclability, rates of adsorption, or uptake capacities of specific pollutants. Finally, this Spotlight addresses the current challenges and future aspects of utilizing porous polymers in pollution treatment.
Keywords:calixarene, polycalixarenes, porous polymers, pollutant removal, water purification
Year of publishing:2021
Number of pages:str. 14802-14815
Numbering:Vol. 13, iss. 13
PID:20.500.12556/RUNG-6445 New window
COBISS.SI-ID:58894083 New window
UDC:54
ISSN on article:1944-8244
DOI:10.1021/acsami.0c23074 New window
NUK URN:URN:SI:UNG:REP:LY7YFFAW
Publication date in RUNG:09.04.2021
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Title:ACS applied materials & interfaces
Shortened title:ACS appl. mater. interfaces
Publisher:American Chemical Society
ISSN:1944-8244
COBISS.SI-ID:14731286 New window

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