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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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Submitted
17 Feb 2017
Accepted
20 Mar 2017
First published
20 Mar 2017

Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 4010-4013
Article type
Communication

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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