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Recovery of gold cyanide using inherently conducting polymers

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Removal of gold from basic solutions containing [Au(CN)2]− has been demonstrated using the inherently conducting polymer polypyrrole. Polymers containing sulfonated aromatic dopants have been found to display a significant ability to remove gold from such solutions. Experiments performed in solutions containing both gold and copper cyanide complexes indicate that the recovery process is not highly selective. However, the polypyrroles used display significantly faster rates of gold recovery than activated carbon.

Publication Date


  • 2003

Citation


  • Ding, J., Price, W. E., Ralph, S. F. & Wallace, G. G. (2003). Recovery of gold cyanide using inherently conducting polymers. Polymer International, 52 51-55.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0037284037

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/scipapers/4350

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 4

Start Page


  • 51

End Page


  • 55

Volume


  • 52

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Removal of gold from basic solutions containing [Au(CN)2]− has been demonstrated using the inherently conducting polymer polypyrrole. Polymers containing sulfonated aromatic dopants have been found to display a significant ability to remove gold from such solutions. Experiments performed in solutions containing both gold and copper cyanide complexes indicate that the recovery process is not highly selective. However, the polypyrroles used display significantly faster rates of gold recovery than activated carbon.

Publication Date


  • 2003

Citation


  • Ding, J., Price, W. E., Ralph, S. F. & Wallace, G. G. (2003). Recovery of gold cyanide using inherently conducting polymers. Polymer International, 52 51-55.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0037284037

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/scipapers/4350

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 4

Start Page


  • 51

End Page


  • 55

Volume


  • 52

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom