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Title: Direct Electrodeposition of UO2 from Uranyl Bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide Dissolved in 1-Ethyl-3-methylimidazolium Bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide Room Temperature Ionic Liquid System

Abstract

Our study demonstrates a direct electrodeposition of UO 2 at a Pt cathode from a solution of uranyl bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide [UO 2(NTf 2) 2)] in a bulk room-temperature ionic liquid (RTIL), 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide (EMIM +NTf 2 ). Cyclic voltammetry (CV) studies revealed two reduction waves corresponding to the conversion of uranium(VI) to uranium(IV), and a mechanism for the overall electroreduction is proposed. A controlled-potential experiment was performed, holding the reduction potential at–1.0 V for 24 h to obtain a brown-black deposit of UO 2 on the Pt cathode. The Faradaic efficiency of the reduction process was determined to be >80%. The UO 2deposit was characterized by powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS).

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [2];  [3];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Chemical Sciences Division
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Materials Science and Technology Division
  3. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Energy and Transportation Science Division
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Shared Research Equipment Collaborative Research Center
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE), Fuel Cycle Technologies (NE-5); USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1115345
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Electrochimica Acta
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 118; Journal ID: ISSN 0013-4686
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; Uranium Dioxide; Ionic Liquids; Electrodeposition

Citation Formats

Freiderich, John W., Wanigasekara, Eranda P., Sun, Xiao-Guang, Meisner, Roberta Ann, Meyer, III, Harry M., Luo, Huimin, Delmau, Laetitia Helene, Dai, Sheng, and Moyer, Bruce A. Direct Electrodeposition of UO2 from Uranyl Bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide Dissolved in 1-Ethyl-3-methylimidazolium Bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide Room Temperature Ionic Liquid System. United States: N. p., 2013. Web. doi:10.1016/j.electacta.2013.10.187.
Freiderich, John W., Wanigasekara, Eranda P., Sun, Xiao-Guang, Meisner, Roberta Ann, Meyer, III, Harry M., Luo, Huimin, Delmau, Laetitia Helene, Dai, Sheng, & Moyer, Bruce A. Direct Electrodeposition of UO2 from Uranyl Bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide Dissolved in 1-Ethyl-3-methylimidazolium Bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide Room Temperature Ionic Liquid System. United States. doi:10.1016/j.electacta.2013.10.187.
Freiderich, John W., Wanigasekara, Eranda P., Sun, Xiao-Guang, Meisner, Roberta Ann, Meyer, III, Harry M., Luo, Huimin, Delmau, Laetitia Helene, Dai, Sheng, and Moyer, Bruce A. Mon . "Direct Electrodeposition of UO2 from Uranyl Bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide Dissolved in 1-Ethyl-3-methylimidazolium Bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide Room Temperature Ionic Liquid System". United States. doi:10.1016/j.electacta.2013.10.187. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1115345.
@article{osti_1115345,
title = {Direct Electrodeposition of UO2 from Uranyl Bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide Dissolved in 1-Ethyl-3-methylimidazolium Bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide Room Temperature Ionic Liquid System},
author = {Freiderich, John W. and Wanigasekara, Eranda P. and Sun, Xiao-Guang and Meisner, Roberta Ann and Meyer, III, Harry M. and Luo, Huimin and Delmau, Laetitia Helene and Dai, Sheng and Moyer, Bruce A},
abstractNote = {Our study demonstrates a direct electrodeposition of UO2 at a Pt cathode from a solution of uranyl bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide [UO2(NTf2)2)] in a bulk room-temperature ionic liquid (RTIL), 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide (EMIM+NTf2–). Cyclic voltammetry (CV) studies revealed two reduction waves corresponding to the conversion of uranium(VI) to uranium(IV), and a mechanism for the overall electroreduction is proposed. A controlled-potential experiment was performed, holding the reduction potential at–1.0 V for 24 h to obtain a brown-black deposit of UO2 on the Pt cathode. The Faradaic efficiency of the reduction process was determined to be >80%. The UO2deposit was characterized by powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS).},
doi = {10.1016/j.electacta.2013.10.187},
journal = {Electrochimica Acta},
issn = {0013-4686},
number = ,
volume = 118,
place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {11}
}

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