Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 311, Issue 1, pp 237–241 | Cite as

Separation of rare earths by reverse phase partition chromatography

  • H. Naik
  • A. G. C. Nair
  • A. Ramaswami


Individual separation of rare earth isotopes from lanthanum to lutetium has been carried out using reverse phase partition chromatography and analyzed by γ-ray spectrometric technique. HDEHP from FLUKA and BDH on inert support celite has been used as extracting agent, whereas hydrochloric acid of different molarities was used as eluting agent. Good separation between individual rare earths has been achieved but the elution pattern differs based on the HDEHP from FLUKA and BDH.


Rare earths Reverse phase chromatography HDEHP Celite γ-ray spectrometry 



The authors thank to the Head, Radiochemistry Division for his keen interest and encouragement during this experimental work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Radiochemistry DivisionBhabha Atomic Research CentreMumbaiIndia

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