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Communication | Special issue | Vol 90, No. 2, 2015, pp.842-846
Published online, 1st October, 2014
DOI: 10.3987/COM-14-S(K)70
Selective Adsorption of Mercury(II) Ion by p-tert-Butylcalix[4]thiacrown-5 at a Solid-Liquid Interface

Tatsuya Takimoto,* Hirohito Tsue, Rui Tamura, and Hideaki Sasaki

*Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kobe Gakuin University, 1-1-3 Minatojima, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-8586, Japan


The solid-liquid adsorption behavior of p-tert-butylcalix[4]thiacrown-5 for heavy metal picrates has been studied. Of four heavy metal ions examined herein, mercury(II) ion was selectively adsorbed, and the saturated adsorption capacity reached to 7.3 ± 0.5 mg g–1.