Selective extraction of naturally occurring radioactive Ra2+

F.W.B. van Leeuwen, Willem Verboom, David Reinhoudt

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Organic extractants play a significant role in the selective removal of radioactive cations from waste streams. Although, literature on the selective removal of man-made radioactive material such as Americium (Am) is widespread, the selective removal of naturally occurring radioactive material such as Ra2+ is only mentioned sporadically. This tutorial review deals with the selective extraction of the highly radiotoxic Ra2+. Special attention is paid to different types of organic extractants used.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)753-761
JournalChemical Society reviews
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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  • IR-53007

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