Extraction of ruthenium thiocyanate and its separation from rhodium by polyurethane foam.

Abstract

Conditions for the formation and extraction of the thiocyanate complex of ruthenium are reported. Distribution coefficients of more than 10(4) and a capacity of about 0.24 mole per kg of foam were obtained. The effect of the chloride salts of various univalent cations on the extraction of Ru(SCN)(6)(3-) indicated that the efficiency of ruthenium extraction depends on how well the cation fits into the polyether segment of the polyurethane foam, which agrees with the "cation-chelation" mechanism. The separation of ruthenium and rhodium indicated that more than 95% of the rhodium remained in the aqueous phase and about 95% of the ruthenium was retained by the polyurethane foam and could be easily recovered.

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@article{AlBazi1984ExtractionOR, title={Extraction of ruthenium thiocyanate and its separation from rhodium by polyurethane foam.}, author={S J Al-Bazi and Alyssa Chow}, journal={Talanta}, year={1984}, volume={31 3}, pages={189-93} }