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Enhanced extraction and separation of trivalent lanthanoids with 3-phenyl-4-(4-fluorobenzoyl)-5-isoxazolone and dicyclohexano-18-crown-6

Rani Pavithran and M.L.P. Reddy
From the journal Radiochimica Acta


The synergistic extraction of trivalent lanthanoids Nd, Eu and Tm with mixtures of 3-phenyl-4-(4-fluorobenzoyl)-5-isoxazolone (HFBPI) and dicyclohexano-18-crown-6 (DC18C6) in 1,2-dichloroethane from nitrate solutions has been investigated. The results demonstrated that these trivalent lanthanoids were extracted into 1,2-dichloroethane as Ln(FBPI)3 with HFBPI alone and as Ln(FBPI)3· DC18C6 in the presence of crown ether. The equilibrium constants of the above extracted complexes have been deduced by non-linear regression analysis. The equilibrium constants of the synergistic species were found to increase monotonically with decrease in ionic radii of these metal ions. The addition of a crown ether to the metal chelate system not only enhanced the extraction efficiency significantly but also improved the selectivites among these trivalent lanthanoids. Solid complexes of these metal ions with HFBPI and with mixtures of HFBPI and crown ether have also been isolated and characterised by IR and 1H NMR spectroscopic techniques.

Published Online: 2009-9-25
Published in Print: 2003-3-1

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