Solvay developed the CYANEX® series of extractants to provide the industry with an effective method for separating nickel/cobalt, molybdenum, rare earths, uranium, and various other metals. These phosphinic acid-based extractants function either by chelation or solvation mechanisms.

CYANEX® extractants also enable the recovery of various metals from spent lithium-ion batteries, such as those powering electric vehicles, e-bikes, power tools, electronics and stationary storage stations.

To find a specific extractant and related documentation, please visit our Product Selector Guide.