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Solvent Extractants 

At the core of BASF's offering is an extensive range of LIX® oxime extractants and amine extractants that are widely used in the purification of copper, uranium, nickel, vanadium, molybdenum, germanium, palladium, rare earths and other precious metals from leach solutions. 

LIX® solvent extractants are recognized throughout the copper industry as the go to reagent for copper recovery. BASF's broad range includes aldoxime and ketoxime extractants and incorporates blends formulated to specific customer needs / operational challenges.
Our range of solvent extraction reagents are produced at our state of art facility in Cork, Ireland. These water insoluble oximes, in a high flash point hydrocarbon diluent, form water insoluble complexes with various metallic cations.

More specifically they have been designed to:       


  •     Promote increased copper loading
  •     Maximize net copper transfer 
  •     Support optimal strip dynamics 


BASF's range of SX reagents is also complimented by a number of auxiliary reagents such as leaching aids, purification clays, antiscalants, descalants and dispersants.