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  • 1 Institute of Nuclear Research Department of Isotope Application in Chemistry and Chemical Technology 03-135 Warsaw (Poland)
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The solvent extraction of molybdenum(VI) from sulphuric acid solutions with di-(2-ethylhexyl)-phosphoric acid (HDEHP) and monododecylphosphoric acid (HDDP) in n-heptane has been studied (a) as a function of the concentration of sulphuric acid, molybdenum and the extractant; (b) in the presence of copper and zinc in the aqueous phase and (c) in the presence of tri-n-butylphosphate (TBP) in the organic phase. The distribution of the sulphuric acid between aqueous and organic phase has also been studied.