Chemical Name: Bis[(benzo-15-crown-5)-4-methyl]pimelate
Appearance: White powder Purity: ≥98.0% (HPLC)
MW: 720.80, C37H52O14
Storage Condition: ambient temperature
Shipping Condition: ambient temperature
Bis(benzo-15-crown-5) is a potassium selective ionophore. Its potassium ion selectivity is almost equal to that of valinomycin, which is a wellknown neutral carrier for the potassium ion in nature. This reagent, combined with NPOE as a plasticizer, is the most recommended ionophore for potassium-selective PVC membrane electrodes. This ionophore also forms a thallium complex, so it can be used for thallium sensors.
Ion selectivity: LogKt(K/Na):-3.6, LogKpot(K/Rb):-0.7, LogKpot(K/NH4):-2.0, LogKpot(K/Cs):-2.0
Formulation: Ionophore: 2.7%, NPOE: 70%, TFPB: 50 mol% of ionophore/PVC, THF
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