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Synthesis and Purity Specifications for N,N'-Dicyclohexyl-N"-(10-nonadecyl)guanidinium Chloride for Use in Next Generation Caustic-Side Solvent Extraction

by Nathan P Bessen, Diana Stamberga, Bruce A Moyer
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ORNL Report
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This report describes a synthesis procedure for the alkylguanidine, N,N'-dicyclohexyl-N"-(10-nonadecyl)guanidine (DCNDG), which has been identified as a promising candidate for replacing the less stable N,N',N"-tri(3,7-dimethyloctyl)guanidine (TiDG) suppressor in the Next Generation Caustic-Side Solvent Extraction (NG-CSSX) process. A verified procedure for the preparation of the amine used in this synthesis is also included. In addition, requirements for the purity of DCNDG to be utilized in the NG-CSSX process without adverse effect on the Cs+ extraction and stripping are given.