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Extraction of minor actinides, lanthanides and other fission products by silica-immobilized BTBP/BTPhen ligands

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Abstract

Novel BTBP [bis-(1,2,4-triazin-3-yl)-2,2′-bipyridine]/BTPhen [bis-(1,2,4-triazin-3-yl)-1,10-phenanthroline] functionalized silica gels have been developed to extract minor actinides, lanthanides and other fission products. BTPhen functionalized silica gel is capable of near-quantitative removal of Am(III) in the presence of Eu(III) from aqueous HNO3, while BTBP functionalized silica gel is able to remove problematic corrosion and fission products that are found in PUREX raffinates.

Graphical abstract: Extraction of minor actinides, lanthanides and other fission products by silica-immobilized BTBP/BTPhen ligands

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The article was received on 17 Feb 2017, accepted on 20 Mar 2017 and first published on 20 Mar 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC01286A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 4010-4013
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    Extraction of minor actinides, lanthanides and other fission products by silica-immobilized BTBP/BTPhen ligands

    A. Afsar, P. Distler, L. M. Harwood, J. John and J. Westwood, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 4010
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CC01286A

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