The radiolytic stability of a branched diglycolamide extractant, namely N,N,N′,N′-tetra-2-ethylhexyl diglycolamide (T2EHDGA) dissolved in n-dodecane containing several phase modifiers, viz. N,N-dihexyloctanamide (DHOA), tri-n-butyl phosphate (TBP), 1-decanol and iso-decanol has been investigated. The distribution ratio of Am(III) decreased with
increased radiation dose studied up to 1000 kGy. Nevertheless, all the composition of extractants showed satisfactory results
up to 500 kGy, beyond which the extractants degraded drastically. The stripping behaviour of Am(III) with 0.2 M HNO3 was found to be unaffected even with the ligand solution irradiated up to 1000 kGy. Extraction of fission product and structural
elements was also investigated using the irradiated solvents and was found to be not significantly affected with increasing
absorbed dose with the exception of Mo which showed sharp rise in the distribution coefficient values. Loading of Nd in the
organic phase decreased with the irradiated solvent due to degradation of the carrier. The effect of the absorbed dose on
physical parameters such as density, viscosity and interfacial tension of the solvents has also been investigated.