The preparation and properties of rare earth thiocyanates
Zhang Ruohua and Yao Xinkan (Department of Chemistry, Nankai University, Tianjin, Peop. Rep. China),
The method of preparing rare earth thiocyanate with extraction of TBP was suggested. Thiocyanates of La, Nd, Eu, Ho, Y were prepared by both extraction and double decomposition methods. Their composition was found to be RE(SCN)·nH_2O. Their thermogravimetry and differential thermal analysis curves and 20 value of the crystals were reported.