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Luminescence of uranium(VI) after liquid-liquid extraction from HCl by Aliquat® 336 in n-dodecane:1-decanol by time-resolved laser-induced luminescence spectroscopy

Abstract : To investigate the extraction of uranium(VI) in HCl media by Aliquat® 336 in 1:99 (v:v) 1-decanol:n-dodecane mixture, our objective is to identify the complexe(s) in the organic phase by time-resolved laser-induced luminescence spectroscopy (TRLS). The extraction mechanism is supposed to involve the formation of [UO2Cl4[2-]⋅(R4N[+])2] in the organic phase. The occurrence of such a species leads to the presence of the UO2Cl4[2-] species in the organic solution, which luminescence shows particular features. The luminescence spectra and decay time evolutions are obtained in the organic phase as a function of HCl concentration in the aqueous phase (0.5–6 M). The extraction of UO2Cl4[2-] is confirmed by the particular spectrum of uranium(VI) in the organic phase, and the typical splitting of the luminescence bands, due to the crystal field effect, is clearly evidenced. The stoichiometry is verified using luminescence intensity variation as a function of the activity of Cl[−], and extraction constants are calculated both using the specific interaction theory and Pitzer model. A decomposition of the spectrum of the extracted complex in the organic phase is also proposed. The decay time variation as a function of temperature allows estimating the activation energy of the luminescence process of the extracted complex.
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Pascal E. Reiller, Clarisse Mariet. Luminescence of uranium(VI) after liquid-liquid extraction from HCl by Aliquat® 336 in n-dodecane:1-decanol by time-resolved laser-induced luminescence spectroscopy. Radiochimica Acta, R Oldenbourg Verlag GMBH, 2020, 108 (7), pp.527-533. ⟨10.1515/ract-2019-3177⟩. ⟨cea-02428621⟩

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