Effect of pH Variations on the Properties of Cyclodextrin‐Calixarene Nanosponges

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The pH-responsive properties of cyclodextrin-calixarene nanosponge co-polymeric materials have been investigated. In particular, ISE-H+ potentiometric titrations were carried out in order to evaluate the acid-base properties and the actual amount of ionizable sites present in the materials. Moreover, the relevant pH-dependent adsorption abilities were evaluated towards a set of selected model organic pollutant molecules by means of adsorption tests and by studying the corresponding adsorption isotherms. The latter ones could be suitably described by means of the Freundlich model. The whole of the experimental results enabled us to clarify some general aspects of the microscopic behavior of the nanosponges considered.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6155-6161
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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  • Chemistry(all)

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