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Synergistic extraction of trivalent actinides and lanthanides using macrocyclic compounds

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The combination of lipophilic macrocyclic oxygen donors with the extractant thenoyltrifluoroacetone /HTTA/ has been shown to have a significant synergistic effect on the extractions of trivalent actinides and lanthanides. The results show that the nitrogen containing cryptand /222BB/ is a more effective synergist than the crown ether compound /15-C-5/ with only oxygen donors.

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Ensor, D.D., Shah, A.H. Synergistic extraction of trivalent actinides and lanthanides using macrocyclic compounds. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry Letters 127, 235–242 (1988). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02221827

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  • Oxygen
  • Nitrogen
  • Ether
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry