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  • 1 Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Fuel Chemistry Division Trombay 400 085 Bombay India
  • | 2 Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Radiochemistry Division Trombay 400 085 Bombay India
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Use of hydrogen peroxide as a masking agent for uranium during the EDTA titration of yttrium in an yttrium-uranium mixture containing large amounts of uranium has been investigated. High acetate ion concentration was necessary to keep the peroxy complex of uranium in solution during the titration. It has been observed that upto 500 mg of uranium could be tolerated in the determination of yttrium with 0.5 ml of 30% hydrogen peroxide in {lM acetate medium. The precision and accuracy of the method based on 16 determinations of yttrium at 6–16 mg level in presence of 300 mg uranium has been found to be ±0.2%.