Dresden 2017 – wissenschaftliches Programm
CPP 47.6: Vortrag
Mittwoch, 22. März 2017, 17:45–18:00, ZEU 255
Solvent Extraction: Structure of the Liquid-Liquid Interface Containing a Diamide Ligand — •Ernesto Scoppola1, Erik Watkins2, Richard Campbell3, Oleg Konovalov4, Luc Girard5, Ignacio Rodriguez-Loureiro1, Jean-François Dufrêche5, Geoffroy Ferru6, Giovanna Fragneto3, Emanuel Schneck1, and Olivier Diat5 — 1Max Planck Institut of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany — 2LANL, Los Alamos, USA — 3ILL, Grenoble, France — 4ESRF Grenoble, France — 5ICSM, Bagnols sur Cèze Cedex, France — 6ANL, Lemont, USA
Knowledge of the (supra)molecular structure of an interface that contains amphiphilic ligand molecules is necessary for a full understanding of ion transfer during solvent extraction. Even if molecular dynamics simulations already yield some insight in the molecular configurations in solution, hardly any experimental data giving access to distributions of both ligands and ions at the liquid*liquid interface exist. Here, the combined application of X-ray and neutron reflectometry represents a milestone in the deduction of the interfacial structure and potential with respect to different lipophilic ligands. It is also shown that neutron reflectometry can specifically reveal the ion distribution at the interface when neutron absorption and neutron-induced gamma-fluorescence are analyzed. To this end we show that hard trivalent cations can be repelled or attracted by the ligand-enriched interface depending on the nature of the ligand. References: 1.Scoppola E et al. (2016) Solvent Extraction: Structure of the Liquid-Liquid interface containing a Diamide ligand. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 55 (32), 9326.