Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 289, Issue 2, pp 381–388 | Cite as

Separation of Cr(III) from Cr(VI) by Triton X-100 cerium(IV) phosphate as a surface active ion exchanger

  • K. M. El-Azony
  • M. Ismail Aydia
  • A. A. El-Mohty


Triton X-100 cerium(IV) phosphate (TX-100CeP) was synthesized and characterized by using IR, X-ray, TGA/DT and the elemental analysis. The chemical stability of TX-100CeP versus the different concentrations of HCl acid was studied before and after its exposure to the radiation dose (30 K Gray). The effect of HCl concentration on separation of Cr(III) from Cr(VI) by using TX-100CeP as surface active ion exchanger was also studied. A novel method was achieved for the quantifying of Cr(III) and Cr(VI) ions by using the high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) at wavelength 650 nm, a stationary phase consists of reversed phase column (Nucleosil phenyl column; 250 × 4.6 mm, 5 μm), and a mobile phase consists of 0.001 M di-(2-ethylhexyl) phosphoric acid (DEHPA) in methanol:water (70:30 v/v). The retention times were 7.0 and 8.5 min, for the Cr(III) and Cr(VI), respectively. The exchange capacity of Cr(III) was quantified (2.1 meq/g) onto the TX-100CeP.


Synthesis Triton X-100 cerium(IV) phosphate Surfactant HPLC Separation Cr(III) Cr(VI) Chromium-51 



The authors wish to thank the editor of the RANC for his cooperation and valuable comments.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. M. El-Azony
    • 1
  • M. Ismail Aydia
    • 1
  • A. A. El-Mohty
    • 1
  1. 1.Radioactive Isotopes and Generators Department, Hot Labs. CentreAtomic Energy AuthorityCairoEgypt

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