Application of Calixarenes as Macrocyclic Ligands for Uranium(VI): A Review

Katarzyna Kiegiel, Lukasz Steczek, Grazyna Zakrzewska-Trznadel
2013 Journal of Chemistry  
Calixarenes represent a well-known family of macrocyclic molecules with broad range of potential applications in chemical, analytical, and engineering materials fields. This paper covers the use of calixarenes as complexing agents for uranium(VI). The high effectiveness of calix[6]arenes in comparison to other calixarenes in uranium(VI) separation process is also presented. Processes such as liquid-liquid extraction (LLE), liquid membrane (LM) separation, and ion exchange are considered as
more » ... considered as potential fields for application of calixarenes as useful agents for bindingUO22+for effective separation from aqueous solutions containing other metal components.
doi:10.1155/2013/762819 fatcat:2w44fcr6rzdvdh43qcitzdijbi