Mining Solutions


At the core of BASF's solvent extraction offering is an extensive range of LIX® oxime extractants that are widely used in the purification of copper leach solutions. Oxime formulations can be tailored to meet individual customer requirements and are suitable for a wide range of leach solutions.  We also supply Aldoxime and Ketoximes and a range of non-modified formulations.

The LIX® range consists of solvent extraction reagents that form water insoluble complexes with various metallic cations.

LIX® range of solvent extraction reagents

BASF has an extensive range of copper selective oxime solvent extractants

Benefits include

  • High selectivity for copper over other metals (e.g. Fe, Co, Ni, As, Mn)
  • Broad operating parameters (low and high grade ores as well as arsenic-containing ores)
  • Production of high grade copper cathode