Complexation of novel diglycolamide functionalized calix[4]arenes: unusual extraction behaviour, transport, and fluorescence studies

P.K. Mohapatra, M. Iqbal, D.R. Raut, Willem Verboom, Jurriaan Huskens

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Three diglycolamide functionalized calix[4]arenes (calix[4]-nDGA) were synthesized and evaluated for their extraction behaviour towards lanthanide/actinide ions. Exceptionally high DAm and DPu values indicate these radiotoxic elements can be selectively removed from nuclear waste solutions. Transport and laser induced fluorescence studies indicated strong complexation of the trivalent metal ions with the calix[4]-4DGA ligand
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)360-363
Number of pages4
JournalDalton transactions
Publication statusPublished - 2012



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  • METIS-282349

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