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Partition coefficients of Cu(acac)2 were determined in eleven organic solvents-0.10M perchlorate systems. Their magnitude was compared with that of the enol form of Hacac and evaluated by a modified equation based on the regular solution theory. The partition coefficient of the copper (II) chelate has been demonstrated to strongly depend on some specific solute-solvent interactions such as direct coordination to the central metal and hydrogen bonding to the ligand molecules. In the case of chloroform, particularly the specific interaction has been elucidated by an association reaction, for which the equilibrium constant has been determined.

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Lymnaea are capable of learning an association between light and rotation. The conditioning paradigm to produce this association and the unconditioned escape response are the same for both Lymnaea and Hermissenda , but the underlying neural mechanisms appear to differ between the two species due to differences in the organization and function of their visuo-and vestibular-sensory systems. The RPeD11 interneuron in Lymnaea controls withdrawal behavior. We analyzed the electrophysiologic characteristics of the RPeD11 and observed an increase in cell excitability; that is, spontaneous activity of the postsynaptic potential in the RpeD11 was increased in conditioned animals after learning acquisition.

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Evidence is obtained to show that the liquidliquid extraction separation of99mTc from99Mo with methyl ethyl ketone, methyl propyl ketone and methyl isobutyl ketone can be transformed into a solid-phase column extraction procedure. The aqueous alkaline99molybdate solution is immobilized on a column of a granular large-pore diatomaceous earch support, which is the neluted with the abovementioned extractants. Rapid and clean separation of99mTc can be with all three solvents. The99mTc can be back-extracted from the organic phase on a column filled with distilled water /or saline/ loaded granular diatomaceous earth /Extrelut®/. The possibility of using the abovementioned procedure as a basis for a new99mTc/99Mo generator concept is envisaged.

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The synergic extraction of La(III), Eu(III), and Lu(III) with 2-thenoyltrifluoroacetone (Htta) and triphenylarsine oxide (tpao) in benzene has been studied. The extractability of lanthanoids, Ln(III), is significantly affected by the association of Htta with tpao in the organic phase. The associated species is Htta·tpao and the association constant is determined as 101.63. The intrinsic extraction equilibrium of Ln(III) is analyzed using the free concentration of Htta and tpao. The synergic enhancement is ascribable to the formation of the adduct complexes shown as Ln(tta)3tpao and Ln(tta)3(tpao)2 in the present extraction system. The adduct formation constants determined are very large as expected from the high basicity of tpao.

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The redox titration of antimony(III), labeled with125Sb(III), by potassium iodate was radiometrically investigated using the burette method and the standard series method. The stoichiometry of the redox process was determined. The redox valence (the number of equivalents per mol) of potassium iodate for the oxidation of antimony(III) to antimony(V) was found to be 6, differing from the results obtained using the usual visual indicator method, where the value was shown to be 4. This disagreement in the equivalents of potassium iodate for the oxidation of antimony(III) is discussed.

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A highly precise and accurate method for the determination of minor amounts of iron by substoichiometric isotope dilution analysis is described. The constant amount of Fe(III) is substoichiometrically extracted with 2·10−4M oxine in chloroform from the aqueous phase of pH 9.2–10.0 containing 6·10−3M tartrate. The interfering ions such as Mn(II), Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II), and Zn(II), can be removed by the preliminary extraction of Fe(III) from 7.5M hydrochloric acid solutions into isopropyl ether. The present method has been applied to the determination of iron in biological standard reference materials, i.e., the NBS Spinach (SRM-1570) and the NIES Pepperbush (SRM No. 1), and the results obtained are 548±9 ppm (NBS certified value: 550±20 ppm) and 193±4 ppm, respectively.

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The substoichiometric isotope dilution analysis for manganese(II) in a synergistic extraction system of a chelating agent and a neutral ligand is described. The substoichiometric extarction is based on a substoichiometric amount of 2-thenoyltrifluoroacetone and an excess of 1,10-phenanthroline. The recommended condition and the reproducibility of the present system were examined. The present method was applied for NBS-SRM tomato leaves and NIES-SRM chlorella, and very good results with high accuracy and precision were demonstrated.

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Extraction behaviour of lanthanoid/III/ has been investigated by using 18-crown-6/CR/ as a neutral microcyclic ligand, trichloroacetate/TCA/ as an anionic counter ion, and 1,2-dichloroethane as an organic solvent. From the equilibrium studies, the extractable complex such as LnCR3+ was found for La/III/, Ce/III/, Pr/III/, Nd/III/, Sm/III/, and Eu/III/ and also the formation of Ln/CR/ 2 3+ complexes was suggested for Tb/III/, Tm/III/, and Lu/III/. The extractability of lanthanoid/III/ steeply decreased with increase in the atomic number. This order of extractability was a reverse trend compared with that in many other extraction systems reported so far. Very high separation factors especially among light lanthanoid/III/ were observed.

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A Synthetic Reference Material (SyRM) composed with accurately known amounts of 12 elements has been prepared. The elemental composition of the SyRM is closely similar to that of marine macro-algac sample. The elemental composition of the SyRM was regulated by the starting materials used for the synthesis. The SyRM was used as a comparative standard for non-destructive alpha-particle activation analysis of marine macro-alga samples. P, Cl, K and Ca were determined simultaneously without correction for alpha range due to difference in the elemental composition between the analytical samples and the comparative standard.

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