Title

Illuminate Heavy Metal Pollutants in Aqueous Media

Poster Number

44

Lead Author Major

Biological Sciences

Format

Poster Presentation

Faculty Mentor Name

Qinliang Zhao

Faculty Mentor Department

Chemistry

Abstract/Artist Statement

The design and synthesis of water-soluble ligands to detect and extract metal ions in aqueous media have long attracted great interest from chemists. Our project focuses on designing ligands using both electronic and steric controls to selectively detect ions in aqueous solutions, which will potentially lead to applications in cleaning the water that has been polluted by heavy metals. From applying quaternary ammonium groups to an imine-type ligand, a new water-soluble ligand has been synthesized and characterized using NMR Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry. Upon coordination to the newly synthesized ligand, heavy metal pollutants in aqueous media exhibited colors that are detective to spectroscopic techniques.

Location

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom

Start Date

26-4-2014 2:00 PM

End Date

26-4-2014 4:00 PM

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Illuminate Heavy Metal Pollutants in Aqueous Media

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom

The design and synthesis of water-soluble ligands to detect and extract metal ions in aqueous media have long attracted great interest from chemists. Our project focuses on designing ligands using both electronic and steric controls to selectively detect ions in aqueous solutions, which will potentially lead to applications in cleaning the water that has been polluted by heavy metals. From applying quaternary ammonium groups to an imine-type ligand, a new water-soluble ligand has been synthesized and characterized using NMR Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry. Upon coordination to the newly synthesized ligand, heavy metal pollutants in aqueous media exhibited colors that are detective to spectroscopic techniques.