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Title: CONVERSION OF PLUTONIUM TRIFLUORIDE TO PLUTONIUM TETRAFLUORIDE

Abstract

A large proportion of the trifluoride of plutonium can be converted, in the absence of hydrogen fluoride, to the tetrafiuoride of plutonium. This is done by heating plutonium trifluoride with oxygen at temperatures between 250 and 900 deg C. The trifiuoride of plutonium reacts with oxygen to form plutonium tetrafluoride and plutonium oxide, in a ratio of about 3 to 1. In the presence of moisture, plutonium tetrafluoride tends to hydrolyze at elevated temperatures and therefore it is desirable to have the process take place under anhydrous conditions.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4314214
Patent Number(s):
US 2805916
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-12-004590
NSA Number:
NSA-12-004590
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; HEATING; HIGH TEMPERATURE; HUMIDITY; HYDROFLUORIC ACID; HYDROLYSIS; OXYGEN; PATENT; PLUTONIUM FLUORIDES

Citation Formats

Fried, S., and Davidson, N.R. CONVERSION OF PLUTONIUM TRIFLUORIDE TO PLUTONIUM TETRAFLUORIDE. United States: N. p., 1957. Web.
Fried, S., & Davidson, N.R. CONVERSION OF PLUTONIUM TRIFLUORIDE TO PLUTONIUM TETRAFLUORIDE. United States.
Fried, S., and Davidson, N.R. Tue . "CONVERSION OF PLUTONIUM TRIFLUORIDE TO PLUTONIUM TETRAFLUORIDE". United States. doi:.
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title = {CONVERSION OF PLUTONIUM TRIFLUORIDE TO PLUTONIUM TETRAFLUORIDE},
author = {Fried, S. and Davidson, N.R.},
abstractNote = {A large proportion of the trifluoride of plutonium can be converted, in the absence of hydrogen fluoride, to the tetrafiuoride of plutonium. This is done by heating plutonium trifluoride with oxygen at temperatures between 250 and 900 deg C. The trifiuoride of plutonium reacts with oxygen to form plutonium tetrafluoride and plutonium oxide, in a ratio of about 3 to 1. In the presence of moisture, plutonium tetrafluoride tends to hydrolyze at elevated temperatures and therefore it is desirable to have the process take place under anhydrous conditions.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Sep 10 00:00:00 EDT 1957},
month = {Tue Sep 10 00:00:00 EDT 1957}
}