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Radioactive tracer application to study the thermodynamics of ion exchange reactions using Tulsion A-23 and Indion-454

  • Pravin SingareEmail author
Original Paper


In the present investigation, short-lived radioisotopes were applied to study the thermodynamics of ion-isotopic exchange reactions using Tulsion A-23 (nuclear grade) and Indion-454 (non-nuclear grade) anion exchange resins. It was observed during the bromide ion-isotopic exchange reaction using Tulsion A-23 resins that the enthalpy and energy of activation values calculated were 6,831.1 and 9,412.6 J mol−1, respectively, which were less than the respective values of 7,277.9 and 9,859.4 J mol−1 obtained for the same reaction using Indion-454 resins. The identical trend was observed for the two resins during the iodide ion-isotopic exchange reaction. The thermodynamic data suggest that Tulsion A-23 resins were more efficient than Indion-454. This was further confirmed from the fact that under identical experimental conditions higher amount of ions were exchanged using Tulsion A-23 resins as compared to those using Indion-454 resins. The overall results reveal superior performance of Tulsion A-23 over Indion-454 resins under identical experimental conditions.


Reaction thermodynamic Radio analytical technique Tracer isotopes Anion exchange resins Tulsion A-23 Indion-454 13182Br Nuclear grade resins Characterization 



The author is thankful to Professor Dr. R.S. Lokhande (Retired) for his valuable help and support by providing the required facilities so as to carry out the experimental work in Radiochemistry Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, University of Mumbai, Vidyanagari, Mumbai -58.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryBhavan’s CollegeAndheri (West) MumbaiIndia

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