The mechanism of Pd(II) and198Au(III) sorption on 4(benzylcellulose)phenylthiocarbamoylamine has been investigated. The data obtained from the sorption
dependence on medium acidity and temperature, from isotherms, IR spectra and diffuse reflectance spectra led to the conclusion
that the physical sorption of the two elements is accompanied by the formation of chelates. The sorbent might be employed
for the concentration of Pd(II) and Au(III) from dilute solutions.