Design of a ligand suitable for sensitive uranyl analysis in aqueous solutions

Yael Albo, Nina Buzaglo, Eric Maimon, Israel Zilbermann, Dan Meyerstein

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Several ligands were designed as plausible reagents for the spectrophotometric analysis of uranyl in aqueous solutions. The ligand L2-3 = 3,3′-(ethane-1,2-diylbis(methylazanediyl))bis(methylene)bis(4-hydroxybenzenesulfonate) was found to fit best the requirements. The results point out that carboxylate substituents compete with the phenolate substituents as binding sites to the central uranium cation and therefore decrease the usefulness of ligands containing both carboxylate and phenolate substituents as analytical spectrophotometric reagents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3079-3087
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Coordination Chemistry
Issue number17-18
StatePublished - 17 Sep 2015


  • Carboxylate substituents
  • Phenolate substituents
  • Spectrophotometric analysis
  • Spectrophotometric reagent
  • Uranyl


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