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Diploma- & Master thesis


Investigation of the complexation behaviour of trivalent lanthanides and actinides with glucuronic acid

Pic Sebastian Reese
Possible structure of a europium-glucuronic acid complex in aqueous solution
Master student:

Sebastian Reese

Supervisor:

Dr. Moritz Schmidt

Division:

Surface processes

University:

TU Dresden

Short Description:

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.



Contact

Sebastian Reese
Surface Processes
s.reeseAthzdr.de
Phone: +49 351 260 3154