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dc.contributor.authorShakhsher, Ziad M.
dc.contributor.authorShqair, Ibrahim Abu
dc.contributor.authorQasim, Hanin R.
dc.contributor.authorOdeh, Imad
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-04T11:30:50Z
dc.date.available2018-09-04T11:30:50Z
dc.date.issued2014-01-04
dc.identifier.issn2156-8278
dc.identifier.urihttps://dspace.alquds.edu/handle/20.500.12213/832
dc.description.abstractIn this work, a tris(2-aminoethyl)aminodicaboxylate functionality was substituted for the chloride of polyvinyl- benzyl chloride (PVBC) which was lightly cross-linked (2%) with divinyl benzene. The resulting derivatized po- lymer microspheres were embedded in a hydrogel matrix of poly vinyl alcohol cross-linked with glutaraldehyde to produce a sensing membrane. The latter responded selectively to Cu2+ solutions of different concentration ranges (1 × 10−4 M to 1 × 10−6 M). The response is based on the interaction between the metal cations and the negatively charged deprotonated dicarboxylate functional group, which led to neutralization of the charges. As a result, an increase in the turbidity of the sensing membrane occurred which is attributed to a change in the re- fractive index of the derivatized polymer microspheres relative to that of the hydrogel. The change in the turbid- ity of the sensing membrane was measured as absorbance using a conventional spectrophotometer. It was found that Cu2+ ions bind to the aminodicarboxylated-polymer with a formation constant, Kf, of 1 × 105 M−1. SEM, Eds and IR analyses were performed on the aminodicarboxylated microspheres and their Cu2+ complex.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipWe are grateful to Professor W. R. Seitz and his research group, at the University of New Hampshire (USA) for their fruitful comments and for supplying us with the polyvinylbenzyl chloride microspheres. We are also grateful to the staff at the department of chemistry of An-Najah National University (PA), for their technical assistance.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherScientific Researchen_US
dc.subjectTris(2-aminoethyl)aminodicarboxylate-Polymeren_US
dc.subjectOptical Sensingen_US
dc.subjectRefractive Indexen_US
dc.subjectSEMen_US
dc.subjectEdsen_US
dc.titlePolyvinylbenzyl Tris-Aminodicarboxylate Microspheres for the Optical Sensing of Cu2+ Ionsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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