Nanchang Hangkong University publishes study titled 'Fluorine-Rich Supramolecular Nano-Container Crosslinked Hydrogel for Lithium Extraction with Super-High Capacity and Extreme Selectivity'

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August 21, 2023 (press release) –

2023 AUG 21 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Nanotech Daily -- New research on Nanotechnology - Supramolecular Research is the subject of a report. According to news originating from Nanchang , People’s Republic of China , by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, “Extraction and recovery of lithium from reserves play a critical role in the sustainable development of energy due to the explosive growth of the lithium-battery market. However, the low efficiency of extraction and recovery seriously threatens the sustainability of lithium supply.”

Financial support for this research came from Key Technologies Research and Development Program.

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Nanchang Hangkong University , “In this contribution, we fabricate a novel mechanically robust fluorine-rich hydrogel, showing highly efficient Li extraction from Li-containing solutions. The hydrogel was facilely fabricated by simple one-pot polymerization of supramolecular nanosheets of fluorinated monomers, acrylic acid and a small amount of chemical crosslinkers. The hydrogel exhibits a remarkable lithium adsorption capacity (Q Li =122.3 mg g ) and can be reused. Moreover, it can exclusively extract lithium ions from multiple co-existing metal ions. Notably, the separation of Li /Na in actual wastewater is achieved with a surprising separation factor of 153.72. The detailed characterizations as well as calculation showed that the specific coordination of Li-F plays a central role for both of the striking recovery capability and selectivity for Li. Furthermore, an artificial device was constructed, displaying high efficiency of extracting lithium in various complex actual lithium-containing wastewater.”

According to the news editors, the research concluded: “This work provides a new and promising avenue for the efficient extraction and recovery of lithium resource from complex lithium-containing solutions.”

This research has been peer-reviewed.

For more information on this research see: Fluorine-Rich Supramolecular Nano-Container Crosslinked Hydrogel for Lithium Extraction with Super-High Capacity and Extreme Selectivity. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2023. Angewandte Chemie International Edition can be contacted at: Wiley-v C H Verlag Gmbh , Postfach 101161, 69451 Weinheim, Germany . (Wiley-Blackwell -; Angewandte Chemie International Edition -

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from Yunyun Tu , National-Local Joint Engineering Research Center of Heavy Metals Pollutants Control and Resource Utilization, Nanchang Hangkong University , Nanchang , 330063, People’s Republic of China . Additional authors for this research include Liming Yang , Hongyu Li , Wanli Zhan , Huiqin Hu , Yun Wei , Changli Chen , Ketao Liu, Penghui Shao , Min Li , Guang Yang and Xubiao Luo.

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The publisher’s contact information for the journal Angewandte Chemie International Edition is: Wiley-v C H Verlag Gmbh , Postfach 101161, 69451 Weinheim, Germany .


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