Synthesis of a Series of Multi-Dentate Ligands and Ligand-Metal Complexes all Utilizing 4,4'-Diaminodicyclohexylmethane

Maurice, Shelby, Mustansir Husain, Osama El-Ghondi, Antoinette Mordi, Sarah Vella, Natalya Wilchivsky, Shantelle Murff, Drew Schupbach, and Mark Benvenuto

A series of bis-bidentate ligands have been formed, all incorporating 4,4'-diaminodicyclohexylmethane.  These ligands have been produced in attempts to make coordination complexes capable of removing metal ions from aqueous environments.