ABSTRACT Polyamine-based scavenger resins containing 2, 3 and 4 nitrogen atoms have been prepared and their comparative efficacy to scavenge appropriate electrophilic chemicals (acids, acid chlorides, isocyanates and aldehydes) from solutions has been studied. As expected, the scavenging efficiency is directly proportional to the number of nucleophic nitrogens present on the resin. The results have been compared with the performance of the popular scavenger resin, namely, tris(2-aminoethyl)amine resin, to conclude that the low-cost polyamine resins now prepared can be conveniently used as effectively as the expensive commercial product.
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