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Prevention of Plutonium Deposition by Desferrioxamine-B



IN selecting chelating agents to test their ability to remove internally deposited metals, the magnitude of the stability constant of the complex is an obvious criterion. Schubert1 rightly points out that a more practical guide is the ratio of the stability constant of the chelate, KML, to that for omnipresent calcium, KCaL. This situation is illustrated in Table 1 for Fe (III) and Ca (II).

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