What is it about?

Aqueous biphasic separation (ABS) is a green technique avoiding organic solvents. Here two accelerator produced radioisotopes, 97-Ru and 95,96Tc were separated from the bulk applying ABS. Various aspects of ABS have been examined.

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Why is it important?

Any chemistry that shows alternative to organic solvent is important.

Perspectives

97Ru is a potential candidate radionuclide in nuclear medicine, therefore its separation is important. Here both the separating reagents, PEG and long chain fatty acids are green. Therefore to successfully develop a nice green method is a matter of pride.

Professor Susanta Lahiri
Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics

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This page is a summary of: Aqueous biphasic separation of97Ru and95,96Tc from yttrium, RSC Advances, January 2015, Royal Society of Chemistry, DOI: 10.1039/c5ra14756e.
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