A term used to describe a liquid-liquid extraction process that involves a transfer of ionic species from the extractant to the aqueous phase in exchange for ions from the aqueous phase. The term does not imply anything concerning the nature of the bonding in the extracted complex. The term solvent ion exchange is not recommended.
PAC, 1993, 65, 2373. 'Nomenclature for liquid-liquid distribution (solvent extraction) (IUPAC Recommendations 1993)' on page 2378 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac199365112373)