Potassium selective acrylic copolymers: Synthesis and application to chemical sensors


Price, G. J. and Drake, P. L., 2006. Potassium selective acrylic copolymers: Synthesis and application to chemical sensors. Reactive & Functional Polymers, 66 (1), pp. 109-121.

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    Cross-linked copolymers based on poly(acrylic acid) and functionalised with crown-ethers have been designed and synthesised. The materials selectively absorb K+ over other Group I ions such as Li+ and Na+. The copolymers have been used as the basis of a quartz crystal microbalance, QCM, to form a sensor for use in aqueous solutions. Acrylic acid polymers cross-linked with ethylene glycol dimethacrylate, (EGDMA) and substituted with 18-crown-6 rings were coated onto the crystal and the sensing of K-(aq)(+) investigated. The detection limit of the developed sensor is < 1 ppm for K-(aq)(+) with a linear range extending to over 1000 ppm although further optimisation should significantly improve this performance.


    Item Type Articles
    CreatorsPrice, G. J.and Drake, P. L.
    DepartmentsFaculty of Science > Chemistry
    Publisher StatementDRAFT_97_Potassium_Selective_Acrylic_Copolymers_Synthesis_and_Application_to_Chemical_Sensors.pdf: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Reactive and Functional Polymers. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Reactive and Functional Polymers, vol 66, issue 1, 2006, DOI 10.1016/j.reactfunctpolym.2005.07.025
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