A hydroxyl terminated triazine based dendrimer was synthesized up to generation 3 from N,N’-biz(4,6-dichloro-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl)propane-1,3-diamine as core using divergent method. Synthesized dendrimer and its generations were characterized by FT-IR, 1H NMR, 13C NMR and elemental analysis. Adsorption behavior of full generation dendrimer G1, G2 and G3 were evaluated for metal ions such as Cu, Ni and Zn from aqueous solutions by ETDA method. Sorption capacities of these generations were evaluated in relation to pH and generation number. Dendrimer-metal complexes were further characterized by FT-IR and TGA to confirm presence of metal in final metal containing dendrimer.
Dendrimer, Metal ion adsorption, Thermo gravimetric analysis, FT-IR