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Extraction of Noble and Rare-Earth Metals from Aqueous Solutions by DNA Cross-Linked Hydrogels

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  • Yuko Maeda,

    1. Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, 464-8601 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 052-789-4765
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  • Dr. Anatoly Zinchenko,

    Corresponding author
    1. Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, 464-8601 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 052-789-4765
    • Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, 464-8601 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 052-789-4765
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  • Dr. Larisa I. Lopatina,

    1. Department of Colloid Science, Faculty of Chemistry, Moscow State University, Leninskie Gory, Moscow, 119991 (Russia)
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  • Prof. Dr. Vladimir G. Sergeyev,

    1. Department of Polymer Science, Faculty of Chemistry, Moscow State University, Leninskie Gory, Moscow, 119991 (Russia)
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  • Prof. Dr. Shizuaki Murata

    1. Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, 464-8601 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 052-789-4765
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Abstract

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Treasure trove: A method for the extraction of noble and rare-earth metals by a DNA cross-linked hydrogel, based on high DNA affinity to these elements, is described (see picture). The hydrogel is promising in applications for metal accumulation and recycling.

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