The Circuitous Journey from Malonamides to BTPhens: Ligands for Separating Actinides from Lanthanides

Michael Hudson, Frank Lewis, Laurence Harwood

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStrategies and Tactics in Organic Synthesis
EditorsMichael Harmata
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherElsevier
Pages177-202
Number of pages320
Volume9
ISBN (Print)978-0-08-099362-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2014

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