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Method for forming an extraction agent for the separation of actinides from lanthanides

United States Patent

April 27, 2010
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An extraction agent for the separation of trivalent actinides from lanthanides in an acidic media and a method for forming same are described, and wherein the methodology produces a stable regiospecific and/or stereospecific dithiophosphinic acid that can operate in an acidic media having a pH of less than about 7.
Klaehn; John R. (Idaho Falls, ID), Harrup; Mason K. (Idaho Falls, ID), Law; Jack D. (Pocatello, ID), Peterman; Dean R. (Idaho Falls, ID)
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
11/ 232,541
September 21, 2005
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC07-05ID14517 awarded by the the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this invention.