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Table 4 Comparison of inclusion constants for triblock copolymers and other sorbent materials

From: Biorenewable triblock copolymers consisting of l-lactide and ε-caprolactone for removing organic pollutants from water: a lifecycle neutral solution

Adsorbent material Guest compounds Ki (M−1) Adsorption capacity (mol PAH/g polymer)
1l Pyrene, fluoranthene, phenanthrene 4.4 × 105–7.4 × 105 5.4 × 10−8–5.8 × 10−7
Alkylated β-cyclodextrin Phenanthrene 1.2 × 106–1.8 × 106 2.4 × 10−5–2.5 × 10−5
Alkylated poly(ethyleneimine) Pyrene, fluoranthene, phenanthrene 1.0 × 107–2.0 × 108 5.4 × 10−5–1.0 × 10−4
Alkylated poly-(propyleneimine) dendrimers Pyrene, fluoranthene, phenanthrene 1.5 × 106–1.0 × 108 3.0 × 10−5–3.8 × 10−4
Benzyl amine dendrimers Pyrene 6.1 × 109–1.6 × 1011 6.3 × 10−8–3.1 × 10−7