Solvent Extraction of Microamounts of Europium and Americium into Nitrobenzene by Using Hydrogen Dicarbollylcobaltate in the Presence of “classical” CMPO

Emanuel Makrlíka*, Petr Vaňurab and Pavel Seluckýc

a Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of West Bohemia, Husova 11, 306 14 Pilsen, Czech Republic.
b Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague, Technická 5, 166 28 Prague, Czech Republic
c Nuclear Research Institute, 250 68 Řež, Czech Republic
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Extraction of microamounts of europium and americium by a nitrobenzene solution of hydrogen dicarbollylcobaltate (H+B) in the presence of octyl-phenyl – N,N – diisobutylcarbamoylmethyl phosphine oxide (“classical” CMPO, L) has been investigated. The equilibrium data have been explained assuming that the complexes HL+, HL+2, ML3+2, ML3+3 and ML3+4, (M3+ = Eu3+, Am3+) are extracted into the organic phase. The values of extraction and stability constants of the species in nitrobenzene saturated with water have been determined.

Keywords: Europium, americium, hydrogen dicarbollylcobaltate, CMPO, extraction and stability constants, water-nitrobenzene system