Polyamidoamines are low cost and easily synthesized materials that may find applications in cations sequestration and water treatment. In this paper a new amido-aminoacid ligand containing methionine has been designed as a monomeric model of the corresponding polyamidoamine. The amido-aminoacid ligand has been synthesized in high yield, by reacting acrylamide and methionine via aza-Michael addition in water and mild temperature conditions. The reaction has been monitored by NMR and Raman spectroscopies and the crystal structure has been determined by X-ray diffraction analysis. The coordination ability of the ligand towards Cu2+ cations in water, as well as its affinity for Ni2+ and Co2+ has been studied by potentiometric and spectrophotometric techniques. The divalent metal cations sequestration from water may occur with sequential selection by changing the pH of the solution. The copper complex with two coordinated ligands has been fully characterized in the solid state by single crystal X-ray diffraction. The results are discussed with a view to use these materials in the treatment of water contaminated by toxic transition metal ions.
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