Preparation of calix[4]arene-embedded polysulphone membranes, and utilisation of its Cr(VI) transport efficiency

ENGİN M. S., ÇAY S., SAYIN S., Eymur S., Koseoglu T. S.

SUPRAMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY, vol.29, no.6, pp.455-461, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10610278.2016.1267859
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.455-461
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, a tetramine-substituted calix[4] arene derivative, which was synthesised from calix[4] arene by treatment with dimethylamine in one step via Mannich reaction, was used to fabricate a new calix[4] arene-embedded polysulphone membrane (calix@membrane). Its structure and surface morphology were determined using thermogravimetric analysis and scanning electron microscopy, and elemental analysis techniques. Moreover, a Donnan dialysis system was employed to investigate Cr(VI) transport efficacy of calix@membrane at different pH values. Results showed that calix@membrane represented a promising transport capability for HCr2O7- due to their efficient complexation behaviour.