Extraction of At-211 from nitric acid solutions into various organic solvents for use as an alpha-source for radiation chemistry studies
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2017

The partitioning of At-211 from an irradiated bismuth target using solvent extraction into several organic solvents is presented. Although astatine speciation is difficult to measure given its invariably low chemical concentration its extraction here is consistent with the existence of a cationic species in nitric acid that is not reduced upon contact with the organic phase. This is consistent with previous work that postulated the most probable species in acidic solution as AtO+. The technique presented has a simple experimental set up and provides high specific activity astatine solutions compatible for use in alpha-radiolysis studies.

Speciation

At-211

Radiation chemistry

Solvent extraction

Författare

Christian Ekberg

Chalmers, Kemi och kemiteknik, Energi och material, Kärnkemi

H. Jensen

Rigshospitalet

S. P. Mezyk

The California State University

B. J. Mincher

Idaho National Laboratory

Gunnar Skarnemark

Chalmers, Kemi och kemiteknik, Energi och material, Kärnkemi

Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

0236-5731 (ISSN) 1588-2780 (eISSN)

Vol. 314 235-239

Ämneskategorier

Oorganisk kemi

DOI

10.1007/s10967-017-5364-1