The use of palmitoyl hydroxyquinoline-functionalized amberlite XAD-2 copolymer resin for the preconcentration and speciation analysis of gallium(III)

Dogutan M., Filik H., Demirci S., Apak R.

SEPARATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, vol.35, no.13, pp.2083-2096, 2000 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 13
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1081/ss-100102090
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2083-2096
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


Gallium (Ga) is a valuable element in the electronics industry for manufacturing semiconductors and lasers. The processing of bauxite ores for the recovery of Ga, as well as high-level purification of the raw Ga product as required by electronic applications, necessitate effective speciation analysis of this element. For differentiating chemically important Ga(III) species, the Amberlite XAD-2 polystyrene-divinylbenzene copolymer was chloromethylated using AlCl3 as a catalyst, and later, 5-palmitoyl-8-hydroxyquinoline was covalently bound to this chloromethylated product via Friedel-Crafts reaction, resulting in the synthesis of a Ga-specific resin (Amberlite XAD-2-P.Ox).