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  • 1 Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Analytical Chemistry Division Mumbai India
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Abstract  

This manuscript presents a typical analytical application of ion-exchange resins in mixed solvent media for the separation and determination of a number of trace elements in high purity scandium, where direct instrumental approach for its characterization/analysis is difficult. This work demonstrated, how a few beads of ion exchange resin could be effectively used for the pre-concentration of the separated trace elements for their determination using neutron activation analysis (NAA). Radiotracer and standard addition methods were used for validation.