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Grafted methylenediphosphonate ion exchange resins

United States Patent

5,618,851
April 8, 1997
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An ion exchange resin is disclosed that is comprised of an insoluble copolymer onto which are grafted pendent groups that provide 1.0 to about 10 mmol/g dry weight phosphorous. The pendent groups have the formula ##STR1## wherein R is hydrogen, a cation or mixtures thereof; and R.sup.1 is hydrogen or an C.sub.1 -C.sub.2 alkyl group. The resin also contains zero to about 5 mmol/g dry weight of pendent aromatic sulfonate groups. Processes for making and using an ion exchange resin are also disclosed.
Trochimcznk; Andrzej W. (Knoxbille, TN), Gatrone; Ralph C. (Plymouth, PA), Alexandratos; Spiro (Knoxville, TN), Horwitz; E. Philip (Naperville, IL)
Arch Development Corp. (Chicago, IL), The University of Tennessee Research Corp. (Knoxville, TN)
08/ 383,798
February 6, 1995
GOVERNMENTAL RIGHTS This invention was made with government support pursuant to Contract No. W-31-109-ENG-38 between the U.S. Department of Energy and The University of Chicago, contractor for Argonne National Laboratory. The Government has certain rights in this invention.