Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

, Volume 400, Issue 6, pp 1555–1566 | Cite as

Liquid–liquid extraction of actinides, lanthanides, and fission products by use of ionic liquids: from discovery to understanding

  • Isabelle Billard
  • Ali Ouadi
  • Clotilde Gaillard


Liquid–liquid extraction of actinides and lanthanides by use of ionic liquids is reviewed, considering, first, phenomenological aspects, then looking more deeply at the various mechanisms. Future trends in this developing field are presented.


Actinides Lanthanides Liquid–liquid extraction Ionic liquids 



Carbamoyl-methyl phosphine oxide


Tributyl phosphate






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Authors and Affiliations

  • Isabelle Billard
    • 1
  • Ali Ouadi
    • 1
  • Clotilde Gaillard
    • 2
  1. 1.IPHC-DRS/CHNUStrasbourg Cedex 2France
  2. 2.IPN LyonVilleurbanne CedexFrance

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