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Highly Selective Li+ Ion Transport by Porous Molybdenum-Oxide Keplerate-Type Nanocapsules Integrated in a Supported Liquid Membrane

Authors

  • Arnaud Gilles,

    1. Adaptive Supramolecular Nanosystems Group, Institut Européen des Membranes -ENSCM/UM2/CNRS 5635, IEM/UM II, CC 047, Place Eugène Bataillon, 34095, Montpellier, Cedex 5 (France) fax: +33-467-14-91-19
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  • Simona Mihai,

    1. Adaptive Supramolecular Nanosystems Group, Institut Européen des Membranes -ENSCM/UM2/CNRS 5635, IEM/UM II, CC 047, Place Eugène Bataillon, 34095, Montpellier, Cedex 5 (France) fax: +33-467-14-91-19
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  • Gihane Nasr,

    1. Adaptive Supramolecular Nanosystems Group, Institut Européen des Membranes -ENSCM/UM2/CNRS 5635, IEM/UM II, CC 047, Place Eugène Bataillon, 34095, Montpellier, Cedex 5 (France) fax: +33-467-14-91-19
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  • Eugene Mahon,

    1. Adaptive Supramolecular Nanosystems Group, Institut Européen des Membranes -ENSCM/UM2/CNRS 5635, IEM/UM II, CC 047, Place Eugène Bataillon, 34095, Montpellier, Cedex 5 (France) fax: +33-467-14-91-19
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  • Somenath Garai,

    1. Universität Bielefeld, Fakultät für Chemie, Postfach 10  01 31, 33501 Bielefeld (Germany)
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  • Achim Müller,

    1. Universität Bielefeld, Fakultät für Chemie, Postfach 10  01 31, 33501 Bielefeld (Germany)
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  • Mihail Barboiu

    Corresponding author
    1. Adaptive Supramolecular Nanosystems Group, Institut Européen des Membranes -ENSCM/UM2/CNRS 5635, IEM/UM II, CC 047, Place Eugène Bataillon, 34095, Montpellier, Cedex 5 (France) fax: +33-467-14-91-19
    • Adaptive Supramolecular Nanosystems Group, Institut Européen des Membranes -ENSCM/UM2/CNRS 5635, IEM/UM II, CC 047, Place Eugène Bataillon, 34095, Montpellier, Cedex 5 (France) fax: +33-467-14-91-19
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Errata

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  1. Errata: Corrigendum: Highly Selective Li+ Ion Transport by Porous Molybdenum-Oxide Keplerate-Type Nanocapsules Integrated in a Supported Liquid Membrane Volume 54, Issue 5-6, 423, Article first published online: 23 June 2014

Abstract

Porous Keplerate-type molybdenum-oxide nanocapsules – encapsulated into cationic surfactants – act as transporting systems for alkali cations through supported liquid membranes. The transport is based on the ability of the nanocapsules containing water molecules inside their cavities to attract and release the cations. This results in specific nanoscaled translocation pathways, based on corresponding dynamic diffusional domains within the liquid bulk membrane phase, due to the self-assembly of the capsules. Li+ cations are preferentially extracted and transported, thus allowing separation from Na+ and K+ cations, which are not transported to the receiving phase.

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