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Katelyn Sandell

Katelyn Sandell's project will investigate the thiol-containing compound N, N’-bis(2-mercaptoethyl)isophthalamide with the common name “B9” that contains cysteamine “side-arms” to provide two thiol groups for covalent metal bondings. B9 is able to remove many heavy metal and metalloid contaminants from water, including mercury (II) and arsenic (III). I will metal removal from water using B9 and other related, newer ligands. Her mentor will be Dr. David Atwood in the Department of Chemistry.