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Aug 17

ACS Day1: New Actinide Solvent Extractors


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The ability to selectively extract actinides out of nuclear waste remains a hot research topic. Today Hancock, from Wilmington, gave a presentation on several tetradentate ligands that bind to actinides more strongly than other smaller metals. The systems he investigated are shown below. The PDA system was highlighted for its rigidity, fluorescent potential, and the …

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