Journal of Chemistry

Journal of Chemistry / 2010 / Article

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Volume 7 |Article ID 830484 | 8 pages | https://doi.org/10.1155/2010/830484

Ion Exchange Properties of Resins Derived from p-Hydroxybenzaldehyde, Resorcinol and Formaldehyde

Received17 Jan 2009
Revised01 Jul 2009
Accepted01 Sep 2009

Abstract

The terpolymeric resins were prepared by base catalyzed polycondensation of p-hydroxybenzaldehyde, resorcinol and formaldehyde. Resin obtained by molar monomer composition, p-hydroxybenzaldehyde: resorcinol: formaldehyde as 1:1:3 was abbreviated as PHBRF-I and that prepared by 1:2:4 composition was abbreviated as PHBRF-II. These resins were characterized by physicochemical methods such as elemental analysis, UV-Vis, IR and NMR. ion-exchange study was carried out with Cu2+, Zn2+, Ni2+, Co2+, Pb2+ & Cd2+ by batch equilibrium method. The rate of metal ion uptake by PHBRF-II terpolymeric resin was higher than that of PHBRF-I. Effect of pH and electrolytes under specified condition were also studied. The terpolymeric resins show high selectivity for Cu2+, Zn2+ and Co2+ as compared to Ni2+, Pb2+, and Cd2+.

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