The removal of mercury from water by open chain ligands containing multiple sulfurs

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Abstract

Mercury pollution is a serious challenge faced by environmental chemists over the world. For several years now, our group has been developing new compounds to precipitate and thereby remove mercury from water. In this paper, we present a new family of alkyl thiol mercury chelates to add to the aromatic ligands we have previously reported. These new compounds are effective at precipitating mercury from water and with an excess of the best compound, removal is quantitative. Furthermore, the precipitates are stable and released little to no mercury back into solution during leaching studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)458-465
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Hazardous Materials
Volume156
Issue number1-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 15 2008

Keywords

  • Mercury remediation
  • Thiol chelates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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