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Creating custom microenvironments for anion complexation in water

Project Member(s): Gale, P.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)
Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)

Start year: 2023

Summary: This proposal will exploit a new strategy in the design of anion receptors that function in water by employing the microenvironment formed in aggregates of these molecules. The outcome of the project will be a series of new materials designed to selective bind particular anions, a deeper understanding of how to design novel anionselective materials and control the assembly of these systems. The materials will have potential uses in processes where the removal of particular anions is required. Potential applications include desalination, radioactive waste remediation, corrosion-resistant coatings and removal of anions during dialysis processes.

FOR Codes: Management of gaseous waste from animal production (excl. greenhouse gases), Analytical spectrometry