Analytical Sciences

Abstract − Analytical Sciences, 22(6), 899 (2006).

Uptake of Benzene and Alkylbenzenes by Cation- and Anion-Exchange Resins from Aqueous Solutions
Department of Science, Faculty of Science, Kumamoto University, Kurokami 2-39-1, Kumamoto 860-8555, Japan
Uptakes of benzene and 12 alkylbenzenes (from toluene to n-pentylbenzene including xylene and trimethylbenzene isomers) by both strong acid cation (Dowex 50W-X4 and X8) and strong base anion (Dowex 1-X4 and X8) exchange resins have been studied in aqueous solutions at 25°C; their distribution constants (K) have been determined. The relationship between the octanol-water partition coefficient (Kow) and the resin affinity for solutes has been analyzed. The K values of benzene and alkylbenzenes were larger than the K values of aliphatic hydrocarbons expected from the Kow values. While the K value was increased with the alkyl chain length, no further increase in the K value was observed for n-butylbenzene and n-pentylbenzene.