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Title: PROCESS FOR PRODUCING ALKYL ORTHOPHOSPHORIC ACID EXTRACTANTS

Abstract

A process is given for producing superior alkyl orthophosphoric acid extractants for use in solvent extraction methods to recover and purify various metals such as uranium and vanadium. The process comprises slurrying P/sub 2/O/ sub 5/ in a solvent diluent such as kerosene, benzene, isopropyl ether, and the like. An alipbatic alcohol having from nine to seventeen carbon atoms, and w- hcrein ihc OH group is situated inward of the terminal carbon atoms, is added to the slurry while the reaction temperature is mainiained below 60 deg C. The alcohol is added in the mole ratio of about 2 to l, alcohol to P/sub 2/O/sub 5/. A pyrophosphate reaotion product is formed in the slurry-alcohol mixture. Subsequently, the pyrophosphate reaction product is hydrolyzed with dilute mineral acid to produce the desired alkyl orthophosphoric aeid extractant. The extraetant may then be separated and utilized in metal-recovery, solvent- extraction processes. (AEC)

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4812784
Patent Number(s):
3018253
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-16-004183
NSA Number:
NSA-16-004183
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-62
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
CHEMISTRY; ALCOHOLS; ALKYL RADICALS; ATOMS; BENZENE; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; ETHERS; FREE RADICALS; HYDROLYSIS; HYDROXIDES; IMPURITIES; KEROSENE; METALS; MINERAL ACIDS; MIXING; OXIDES; PETROLEUM; PHOSPHATES; PHOSPHORIC ACID; PHOSPHORUS; PRODUCTION; PROPYL RADICALS; RECOVERY; REFINING; SEPARATION PROCESSES; SLURRIES; SOLVENT EXTRACTION; SOLVENTS; TEMPERATURE; URANIUM; VANADIUM

Citation Formats

Grinstead, R.R. PROCESS FOR PRODUCING ALKYL ORTHOPHOSPHORIC ACID EXTRACTANTS. United States: N. p., 1962. Web.
Grinstead, R.R. PROCESS FOR PRODUCING ALKYL ORTHOPHOSPHORIC ACID EXTRACTANTS. United States.
Grinstead, R.R. Tue . "PROCESS FOR PRODUCING ALKYL ORTHOPHOSPHORIC ACID EXTRACTANTS". United States.
@article{osti_4812784,
title = {PROCESS FOR PRODUCING ALKYL ORTHOPHOSPHORIC ACID EXTRACTANTS},
author = {Grinstead, R.R.},
abstractNote = {A process is given for producing superior alkyl orthophosphoric acid extractants for use in solvent extraction methods to recover and purify various metals such as uranium and vanadium. The process comprises slurrying P/sub 2/O/ sub 5/ in a solvent diluent such as kerosene, benzene, isopropyl ether, and the like. An alipbatic alcohol having from nine to seventeen carbon atoms, and w- hcrein ihc OH group is situated inward of the terminal carbon atoms, is added to the slurry while the reaction temperature is mainiained below 60 deg C. The alcohol is added in the mole ratio of about 2 to l, alcohol to P/sub 2/O/sub 5/. A pyrophosphate reaotion product is formed in the slurry-alcohol mixture. Subsequently, the pyrophosphate reaction product is hydrolyzed with dilute mineral acid to produce the desired alkyl orthophosphoric aeid extractant. The extraetant may then be separated and utilized in metal-recovery, solvent- extraction processes. (AEC)},
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place = {United States},
year = {1962},
month = {1}
}