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Title: Biological, biomolecular, and bio-inspired strategies for detection, extraction, and separations of lanthanides and actinides


This review surveys cellular and biomolecular methods to harvest f-block elements, emphasizing how recent characterization of lanthanide-utilizing bacteria is being translated into technologies to extract, separate, and sense these valuable elements.

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  1. Department of Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA
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Chemical Society Reviews
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Journal Name: Chemical Society Reviews Journal Volume: 49 Journal Issue: 22; Journal ID: ISSN 0306-0012
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Mattocks, Joseph A., and Cotruvo, Joseph A.. Biological, biomolecular, and bio-inspired strategies for detection, extraction, and separations of lanthanides and actinides. United Kingdom: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.1039/D0CS00653J.
Mattocks, Joseph A., & Cotruvo, Joseph A.. Biological, biomolecular, and bio-inspired strategies for detection, extraction, and separations of lanthanides and actinides. United Kingdom.
Mattocks, Joseph A., and Cotruvo, Joseph A.. Mon . "Biological, biomolecular, and bio-inspired strategies for detection, extraction, and separations of lanthanides and actinides". United Kingdom.
title = {Biological, biomolecular, and bio-inspired strategies for detection, extraction, and separations of lanthanides and actinides},
author = {Mattocks, Joseph A. and Cotruvo, Joseph A.},
abstractNote = {This review surveys cellular and biomolecular methods to harvest f-block elements, emphasizing how recent characterization of lanthanide-utilizing bacteria is being translated into technologies to extract, separate, and sense these valuable elements.},
doi = {10.1039/D0CS00653J},
journal = {Chemical Society Reviews},
number = 22,
volume = 49,
place = {United Kingdom},
year = {2020},
month = {11}

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