Sequestering ability of polyaminopolycarboxylic ligands towards dioxouranium(VI) cation.

Antonio Gianguzza, Alberto Pettignano, Demetrio Milea, Silvio Sammartano, Concetta De Stefano

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In the present paper, some results of an investigation (at t=25◦C by potentiometry, ISE-H+ glass electrode) on the sequesteringability of five different polyaminopolycarboxylic ligands [Nitrilotriacetate (NTA), ethylenediamine-N,N,N ,N -tetraacetate (EDTA), ethyleneglycol-bis(2-aminoethylether)-N,N,N ,N -tetraacetate (EGTA), diethylenetriamine-N,N,N ,N ,N -pentaacetate (DTPA), triethylenetetraamine-N,N,N ,N ,N ,N -hexaacetate (TTHA)] towards dioxouranium(VI) cation in sodium chloride aqueous solutions, at I = 0.7 mol L−1 are reported.Calculations performed on potentiometric data gave evidence of the formation of the following species (log β in parenthesis):UO2(NTA)H0 (12.27);UO2(NTA)− (8.21); UO2(NTA)OH2− (2.39); UO2(EDTA)H− (15.19); UO2(EDTA)2− (9.81); UO2(EDTA)OH3− (3.58); UO2(EGTA)H− (17.35);UO2(EGTA)2− (11.60); UO2(EGTA)OH3− (2.77); UO2(DTPA)H2− (22.14); UO2(DTPA)H2− (17.86); UO2(DTPA)3− (11.79); UO2(DTPA)OH4−(3.09); UO2(TTHA)H3− (28.41); UO2(TTHA)H22− (24.73); UO2(TTHA)H3− (19.14); UO2(TTHA)4− (12.12). In presence of complexones,the formation of scarcely soluble species occurs at higher pH values than in simple UO22+ aqueous solutions. The stability ofdioxouranium(VI)–polyaminopolycarboxylate species follows the trend: TTHA > DTPA> EGTA> EDTA>NTA, it is dependent on the ligandstructure and this dependence was modeled. Polyaminopolycarboxylate ligands are good sequestering agents towards UO22+, indicating the possibilityof being employed in the UO22+ polluted sites remediation, and in the chelating therapy in medicine. A literature data critical evaluationwas made, evidencing the high discrepancies occurring between different authors in both the stability constant values and the proposed speciationmodels.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)93-104
Numero di pagine12
RivistaJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2006

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