This account describes the scientific events that have led from malonamides, which co-extract minor actinides and fission products, to the 1,2,4 triazines such as BTBP and BTPhen reagents that are capable of separating Am(III) from Eu(III). The journey started with a walk in hot and dusty Rome with Claude Musikas of the CEA in 1980 and continues to a celebratory beer or two in Reading (2012) with Laurence Harwood and Frank Lewis. Throughout the journey, organic synthesis, coupled with coordination chemistry has been the engine by which successful science has developed.
|Title of host publication
|Strategies and Tactics in Organic Synthesis
|Place of Publication
|Number of pages
|Published - Jul 2014