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TI/EVH 0129 e
December 2015 Page 1 of 2

Supersedes edition dated February 2013

LIX® 84-I
® = r egistered trademark of BASF SE

Solvent Extraction Reagent

Description  LIX 84-I solvent extraction reagent is water insoluble 2-hydroxy-5-nonylaceto-

phenone oxime in a high flash point hydrocarbon diluent.

Principal uses 
LIX 84-I forms water insoluble complexes with various metallic cations in a
manner similar to that shown below for copper:

2RH(org) + Cu+2(aq) R2Cu(org) + 2H+(aq)

Copper extraction from typical leach solutions is pH dependent. Stripping is

accomplished with acid solutions such as a typical barren electrolyte from
copper electrowinning.

Typical properties Physical form Fluid amber liquid

Specific gravity (25 °/25 °C) 0.89 – 0.91 g/cm³
Flash point1 Greater than 160 °F
Copper complex solubility > 30 g/l Cu at 25 °C
1 Flash point is determined by Setaflash closed cup.

Performance specifications2 Maximum copper loading 4.7 to 5.0 g/l Cu

Extraction isotherm point ≥ 3.65 g/l Cu
Extraction kinetics ≥ 90 % (60 seconds)
Extraction Cu/Fe selectivity ≥ 2000
Extraction phase separation ≤ 60 seconds
Strip isotherm point ≤ 0.50 g/l Cu
Net copper transfer ≥ 3.30 g/l Cu
Strip kinetics ≥ 90 % (30 seconds)
Strip phase separation ≤ 80 seconds
2 Performance parameters are determined using the Standard Quality Control Test of LIX Reagents

Storage & Shelf life LIX 84-I is stable for at least five years from date of manufacture in its
unopened, original packaging.

Shipping LIX 84-I is supplied in 15 kg jerrican,182 kg drum or 900 kg IBC.

Technical service Advice and assistance in the running of laboratory and plant tests is given
by representatives of BASF, who are experienced in mineral processing

Health & Safety Please refer to the Safety Data Sheet for detailed information concerning
product’s hazards and appropriate protective measures in the workplace.
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Note The data contained in this publication are based on our current knowledge
and experience. In view of the many factors that may affect processing
and application of our product, these data do not relieve processors from
carrying out their own investigations and tests; neither do these data imply
any guarantee of certain properties, nor the suitability of the product for a
specific purpose. Any descriptions, drawings, photographs, data, propor-
tions, weights etc. given herein may change without prior information and
do not constitute the agreed contractual quality of the product. It is the
responsibility of the recipient of our products to ensure that any proprietary
rights and existing laws and legislation are observed.

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