Designer ligands: The search for metal ion selectivity

Authors

  • Perry Kaye Rhodes University

Keywords:

ATRP, grafting density, glycopolymer, macroinitiators, RAFT

Abstract

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.

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Author Biography

Perry Kaye, Rhodes University

Professor Emeritus and Director

Rhodes Centre for Chemico- and Biomedicinal Research

Published

2011-03-15

How to Cite

Kaye, P. (2011). Designer ligands: The search for metal ion selectivity. South African Journal of Science, 107(3/4), 8 pages. Retrieved from https://sajs.co.za/article/view/10053

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