Diploma- & Master thesis
Investigation of the complexation behaviour of trivalent lanthanides and actinides with glucuronic acid
Dr. Moritz Schmidt
The influence of lanthanides and actinides on natural biomineralization processes is currently little studied. However, immobilisation by possible incorporation into biogenic mineral phases could have a significant influence on their mobility in natural systems.
Glucuronic acid is discussed in the literature as a possible calcium transporter in biomineralization processes. In this thesis the interaction between glucuronic acid and europium and curium ions is investigated by spectroscopic methods (TRLFS, NMR). The findings should make it easier to assess the influence of biomineralisation processes on the retention of lanthanides and actinides.