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B. Mohite Shivaji University Environmental Analytical Chemistry Laboratory, Department of Chemistry Kolhapur 416 004 India

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A simple separation method has been developed for thorium(IV) using poly-(dibenzo-18-crown-6) and column chromatography. The separation was carried out from ascorbic acid medium. The adsorption of thorium(IV) was quantitative from 0.001-0.01M ascorbic acid. The elution of thorium(IV) was quantitative with 4.0-8.0M HCl, 3.0-6.0M HClO4, 4.0-8.0M H2SO4 and 1.0-8.0M HBr. The capacity of poly-(dibenzo-18-crown-6) for thorium(IV) was found to be 1.379±0.01 m.mol/g of crown polymer. Thorium(IV) was separated from a number of cations in binary as well as in multicomponent mixtures. The method was extended to the determination of thorium in monazite sand. It is possible to separate and determine 5 ppm of thorium(IV) by this method. The method is very simple, rapid, selective and has good reproducibility (approximately ±2%).

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Journal of Radionalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Language English
Size A4
Year of
Foundation
1968
Volumes
per Year
1
Issues
per Year
12
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
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Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
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Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
CH-6330 Cham, Switzerland Gewerbestrasse 11.
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Publisher
Chief Executive Officer, Akadémiai Kiadó
ISSN 0236-5731 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2780 (Online)