Lanthanide separation using size-selective crystallization of Ln-MOFs.


Herein, we report an elaborate method, size-selective crystallization of Ln-MOFs, to isolate lanthanide (Ln) ions. Herein, 13 lanthanide ions, except for the radioactive Pm(iii) ion, were separated by four types of Ln-MOFs: type I (La-Pr), type II (Nd-Eu), type III (Gd-Ho), and type IV (Er-Lu). Further systemic investigation also suggested the highly selective separation of lanthanide ions by this method.

DOI: 10.1039/c7cc01898c

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@article{Gao2017LanthanideSU, title={Lanthanide separation using size-selective crystallization of Ln-MOFs.}, author={Heng Ya Gao and Wen Li Peng and Pan Pan Meng and Xue Feng Feng and Jian Qiang Li and Hui Qiong Wu and Chang Sheng Yan and Yang Yang Xiong and Feng Luo}, journal={Chemical communications}, year={2017}, volume={53 42}, pages={5737-5739} }