Author(s): Yamada H, Kato C
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Abstract The solvent extraction of copper(II) with trimethylacetic acid using benzene and 1-octanol as solvents was performed at 25 degrees C and 0.1 mole. dm(-3) ionic strength in the aqueous phase. In contrast to the extraction of copper(II) with a saturated straight-chain carboxylic acid in benzene, the dimeric copper(II) trimethylacetate was observed to dissociate into the monomer, even at a moderately high concentration of copper(II) in the benzene phase. In the system using 1-octanol as a solvent, both the monomeric and dimeric copper(II) species are suggested to be solvated by some 1-octanol molecules. It has been found that the dimerization and adduct formation of copper(II) species in benzene may more effectively enhance the extractability of copper(II) than the solvation by 1-octanol molecules.
This article was published in Talanta
and referenced in Journal of Thermodynamics & Catalysis