Sulfur-Limonene Polysulfide: A Material Synthesized Entirely from Industrial By-Products and Its Use in Removing Toxic Metals from Water and Soil

Michael Crockett, Austin Evans, Max Worthington, Ines Albuquerque, Ashley Slattery, Christopher Gibson, Jonathan Campbell, David Lewis, Goncalo Bernardes, Justin Chalker

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    Abstract

    A polysulfide material was synthesized by the direct reaction of sulfur and d-limonene, by-products of the petroleum and citrus industries, respectively. The resulting material was processed into functional coatings or molded into solid devices for the removal of palladium and mercury salts from water and soil. The binding of mercury(II) to the sulfur-limonene polysulfide resulted in a color change. These properties motivate application in next-generation environmental remediation and mercury sensing.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1714-1718
    Number of pages5
    JournalAngewandte Chemie-International Edition
    Volume55
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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