Liquid–liquid extraction of neodymium (III) and europium (III) using synergic mixture of furosemide and tribenzylamine in benzyl alcohol

  • YA Abbasi
  • S. ShahidaEmail author
  • A. Ali
  • MH Khan
  • MI Khan


The extraction behavior of Nd(III) and Eu(III) with 0.05 mol dm−3 furosemide in benzyl alcohol as single acidic extractant and then with equimolar (0.05 mol dm−3) synergic mixture of furosemide as acidic extractant and tribenzylamine as neutral donor in benzyl alcohol has been studied from aqueous solutions of pH 1 to 6. The effect of various parameters and of various cations and anions on the extraction of these metal ions was investigated. The composition of the extracted adducts was determined by slope analysis method that came out to be [(M(FS)2)+ (CH3COO)] and [M(FS)3·3TBA] where M = Nd(III) and Eu(III).


Liquid-liquid extraction Nd(III) Eu(III) Furosemide Tribenzylamine Benzyl alcohol 



We are grateful to the reactor operation group (ROG) of PINSTECH Islamabad, Pakistan for irradiating the target samples in the research reactor for the production of radionuclides used in this study. We are also grateful to Higher Education Commission, Pakistan for providing financial support to complete this study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryThe University of Azad Jammu and KashmirMuzaffarabadPakistan
  2. 2.Government Degree College BaghBaghPakistan
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryThe University of Poonch RawalakotRawalakotPakistan
  4. 4.Women University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir BaghBaghPakistan
  5. 5.Chemistry DivisionPakistan Institute of Nuclear Science and TechnologyIslamabadPakistan
  6. 6.Department of ChemistryThe Islamia University of BahawalpurBahawalpurPakistan

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