Ion-transport and diffusion coefficients of non-plasticised methacrylic-acrylic ion-selective membranes

Yook Heng Lee, Klara Toth, Elizabeth A H Hall

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The ion-transport behaviour of methacrylic-acrylic-based polymers for ion-selective electrode (ISE) membranes was investigated by a spectrophotometric method to determine the apparent diffusion coefficient. By observing the degree of deprotonation of the chromoionophore or chromogenic ionophore, the extent of penetration of cations into the polymer films was determined. The transport of the cations into the optode films depended on the stoichiometry of complexation by the ionophores. The apparent diffusion coefficients, estimated from the deprotonation data were of the order of 10-12 to 10 -11cm2s-1. These values indicate that the apparent ion mobility in the methacrylic-acrylic ISE membranes is approximately a thousand times lower than that in plasticised PVC ISE membranes. For some ionophores, the value of the apparent diffusion coefficient could be modulated according to the ionophore content in the membrane and the data obtained for a calixarene containing membrane were tested against a model for facilitated diffusion with chained carriers. The data did not fit a model where intramolecular diffusion was limiting, but were consistent with a first-order rate-limiting mechanism involving an intermediate 1:2 complex between ion and ionophore. In this instance, the lowest values for Dapp were thus not necessarily obtained for lowest ionophore loading and in the range examined, a trend of decreasing Dapp with increasing ionophore was noted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-87
Number of pages15
JournalTalanta
Volume63
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 May 2004

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Ion selective membranes
Ionophores
Ion Transport
Acrylics
Ions
Membranes
Ion-Selective Electrodes
Deprotonation
Cations
Polymers
Calixarenes
Facilitated Diffusion
Chromogenics
Complexation
Polyvinyl Chloride
Polymer films
Stoichiometry

Keywords

  • Diffusion coefficients
  • Ion-selective membranes
  • Stoichiometry

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  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy

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Ion-transport and diffusion coefficients of non-plasticised methacrylic-acrylic ion-selective membranes. / Lee, Yook Heng; Toth, Klara; Hall, Elizabeth A H.

In: Talanta, Vol. 63, No. 1, 10.05.2004, p. 73-87.

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