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FUNCTIONALIZED CARBON SORBENT AND PROCESS FOR SELECTIVE CAPTURE OF PRESELECTED METALS

United States Patent Application

20100147770
A1
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A composition and process are described that provide for selective capture of targeted materials, including metals and chemical targets. The composition includes an activated carbon scaffold that is chemically modified to include ligands with a high affinity for selective capture of metals and chemical targets. The invention finds use, e.g., as heavy metal sorbents, as catalyst supports, in analytical applications such as ion chromatography, and in devices such as analytical instruments and chemical sensors.
Fryxell, Glen E. (Kennewick, WA), Samuels, William D. (Richland,, WA)
12/ 334,311
December 12, 2008
[0001] This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC05-76RL01830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.