Preparation and evaluation of high-purity La2O3

Gwang Seop Lee, Masahito Uchikoshi, Kouji Mimura, Minoru Isshiki

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A separation procedure based on extraction chromatography using the di(2-ethylhexyl) phosphoric acid (D2EHPA) impregnated resin, anion exchange with DIAION SA 10 resin, and oxalate precipitation has been developed for the preparation of high-purity La2O3 in hydrochloric acid media at a high La concentration. The metallic impurities Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, K, Mg, Ca, Zn, Cu, Co, Mn, Pb, Al, In, and Fe, but not Bi, were removed efficiently from La by extraction chromatography using a D2EHPA impregnated resin. The Bi was separated from the La by anion exchange (DIAION SA 10) separation. Thus, a high-purity LaCl3 solution was obtained by anion exchange separation and extraction chromatography. La2O3 was prepared from the purified LaCl3 solution by oxalate precipitation. Glow discharge mass spectrometry was applied for purity evaluation of the prepared La 2O3. The purity of the prepared La2O 3 was more than 99.9998 pct total rare earth oxide.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)509-519
Number of pages11
JournalMetallurgical and Materials Transactions B: Process Metallurgy and Materials Processing Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jun

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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