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SELECTIVE EXTRACTION OF THE HERBICIDE PROMETON USING MAGNETIC MOLECULARLY IMPRINTED NANOPARTICLES

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Material Information

Title:
SELECTIVE EXTRACTION OF THE HERBICIDE PROMETON USING MAGNETIC MOLECULARLY IMPRINTED NANOPARTICLES
Physical Description:
Book
Language:
English
Creator:
Setti, Suzanne
Publisher:
New College of Florida
Place of Publication:
Sarasota, Fla.
Publication Date:

Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Bachelor's ( B.A.)
Degree Grantor:
New College of Florida
Degree Divisions:
Natural Sciences
Area of Concentration:
Chemistry
Faculty Sponsor:
Shipman, Steven

Subjects

Genre:
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, territorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract:
Magnetic molecularly imprinted core-shell nanoparticles (magnetite core, silica shell) were prepared for the selective removal of prometon, a commonly detected herbicide in urban areas, from solution. In theory, prometon binds to surface sites which are tailored to the shape and size of prometon and which contain specific hydrogen bonding partners and the magnetic cores allow for easy removal of the bound prometon from solution. The extent of prometon removal was monitored via UV spectroscopy from 200-300 nm. Adsorption studies carried out with the synthesized nanoparticles revealed that approximately 1.5% of the prometon in solution adsorbed to the nanoparticles after 30 minutes. While comparable to results in the literature, these results were difficult to duplicate. Surface binding sites were also simulated using Gaussian 09 and visualized using VMD. These ab initio calculations could prove to be useful for both predicting the extent of rebinding in a particular imprinted structure as well as a design tool for exploring candidates for future improvements.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Suzanne Setti
Thesis:
Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2014
General Note:
RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
General Note:
This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
General Note:
Faculty Sponsor: Shipman, Suzanne

Record Information

Source Institution:
New College of Florida
Holding Location:
New College of Florida
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Resource Identifier:
Classification:
S.T. 2014 S48
System ID:
AA00024809:00001

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