Designer ligands: The search for metal ion selectivity

Kaye, P.T. (2011) Designer ligands: The search for metal ion selectivity. South African Journal of Science, 107 (3/4). pp. 1-8. ISSN 0038-2353



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The paper reviews research conducted at Rhodes University towards the development of metal-selective ligands. The research has focused on the rational design, synthesis and evaluation of novel ligands for use in the formation of copper complexes as biomimetic models of the metalloenzyme, tyrosinase, and for the selective extraction of silver, nickel and platinum group metal ions in the presence of contaminating metal ions. Attention has also been given to the development of efficient, metal-selective molecular imprinted polymers.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:metal-selective ligands; copper complexes; formation; metal-selective molecular imprinted polymers
Subjects:Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Science > Chemistry
ID Code:1899
Deposited By: Mrs Eileen Shepherd
Deposited On:23 Mar 2011 07:33
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