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Title: Spectrophotometric determination of plutonium-239 based on the spectrum of plutonium(III) chloride

Abstract

This report describes a spectrophotometric method for determining plutonium-239 (Pu-239) based on the spectrum of Pu(III) chloride. The authors used the sealed-reflux technique for the dissolution of plutonium oxide with hydrochloric acid (HCl) and small amounts of nitric and hydrofluoric acids. To complex the fluoride, they added zirconium, and to reduce plutonium to Pu(III), they added ascorbic acid. They then adjusted the solution to a concentration of 2 M HCl and measured the absorbances at five wavelengths of the Pu(III) chloride spectrum. This spectrophotometric determination can also be applied to samples of plutonium metal dissolved in HCl.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10167149
Report Number(s):
LA-12765
ON: DE94015172; TRN: 94:014639
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Jul 1994
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; PLUTONIUM 239; SPECTROPHOTOMETRY; PLUTONIUM; PLUTONIUM CHLORIDES; SAMPLE PREPARATION; ABSORPTION SPECTRA; CALIBRATION; DATA PROCESSING; 400102; CHEMICAL AND SPECTRAL PROCEDURES

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Temer, D.J., and Walker, L.F.. Spectrophotometric determination of plutonium-239 based on the spectrum of plutonium(III) chloride. United States: N. p., 1994. Web. doi:10.2172/10167149.
Temer, D.J., & Walker, L.F.. Spectrophotometric determination of plutonium-239 based on the spectrum of plutonium(III) chloride. United States. doi:10.2172/10167149.
Temer, D.J., and Walker, L.F.. Fri . "Spectrophotometric determination of plutonium-239 based on the spectrum of plutonium(III) chloride". United States. doi:10.2172/10167149. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10167149.
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abstractNote = {This report describes a spectrophotometric method for determining plutonium-239 (Pu-239) based on the spectrum of Pu(III) chloride. The authors used the sealed-reflux technique for the dissolution of plutonium oxide with hydrochloric acid (HCl) and small amounts of nitric and hydrofluoric acids. To complex the fluoride, they added zirconium, and to reduce plutonium to Pu(III), they added ascorbic acid. They then adjusted the solution to a concentration of 2 M HCl and measured the absorbances at five wavelengths of the Pu(III) chloride spectrum. This spectrophotometric determination can also be applied to samples of plutonium metal dissolved in HCl.},
doi = {10.2172/10167149},
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place = {United States},
year = {Fri Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 1994},
month = {Fri Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 1994}
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