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  • 1 Chemical Sciences Division, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, 1/AF Bidhannagar, Kolkata, 700064 India
  • 2 Radiochemistry Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, 400085 India
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Abstract  

149Gd was produced from the 12C induced reaction on natural praseodymium target. No-carrier-added (nca) 149Gd was separated from the bulk target matrix by liquid–liquid extraction (LLX) using cation exchanger di-(2-ethylhexyl)phosphoric acid (HDEHP) dissolved in cyclohexane. High separation factor of 2,450 was achieved at the optimal experimental condition when 1% HDEHP and 0.1 M HCl were used as organic and aqueous phases respectively. The result was also compared with the previous reports.