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Title: RECOVERY OF URANIUM BY SECONDARY XANTHATE COMPLEXING

Abstract

A method is described for separating and recovering uranium values contained in an acidic aqueous solution together with thorium or protactinium values. In accordance with the invention, the acidic solution containing uranium in the uranyl form is contacted with an organic xanthate. The xanthate forms a urano-xanthate complex but is substantially non-reactive with thorium and protactinium. The urano-xanthate complex is recovered by organic solvent extraction.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4204118
Patent Number(s):
2902503
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-14-006369
NSA Number:
NSA-14-006369
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
CHEMISTRY; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; PREPARATION; PROTACTINIUM; RECOVERY; SOLUTIONS; SOLVENT EXTRACTION; THORIUM; URANIUM; URANIUM COMPLEXES; URANYL COMPOUNDS; WATER; XANTHATES

Citation Formats

Neville, O.K. RECOVERY OF URANIUM BY SECONDARY XANTHATE COMPLEXING. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Neville, O.K. RECOVERY OF URANIUM BY SECONDARY XANTHATE COMPLEXING. United States.
Neville, O.K. Tue . "RECOVERY OF URANIUM BY SECONDARY XANTHATE COMPLEXING". United States.
@article{osti_4204118,
title = {RECOVERY OF URANIUM BY SECONDARY XANTHATE COMPLEXING},
author = {Neville, O.K.},
abstractNote = {A method is described for separating and recovering uranium values contained in an acidic aqueous solution together with thorium or protactinium values. In accordance with the invention, the acidic solution containing uranium in the uranyl form is contacted with an organic xanthate. The xanthate forms a urano-xanthate complex but is substantially non-reactive with thorium and protactinium. The urano-xanthate complex is recovered by organic solvent extraction.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {9}
}