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Title: Dehydration of plutonium or neptunium trichloride hydrate

Abstract

A process of preparing anhydrous actinide metal trichlorides of plutonium or neptunium by reacting an aqueous solution of an actinide metal trichloride selected from the group consisting of plutonium trichloride or neptunium trichloride with a reducing agent capable of converting the actinide metal from an oxidation state of +4 to +3 in a resultant solution, evaporating essentially all the solvent from the resultant solution to yield an actinide trichloride hydrate material, dehydrating the actinide trichloride hydrate material by heating the material in admixture with excess thionyl chloride, and recovering anhydrous actinide trichloride is provided.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. (Los Alamos, NM)
  2. (Espanola, NM)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
868205
Patent Number(s):
US 5098682
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) LANL
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
dehydration; plutonium; neptunium; trichloride; hydrate; process; preparing; anhydrous; actinide; metal; trichlorides; reacting; aqueous; solution; selected; consisting; reducing; agent; capable; converting; oxidation; resultant; evaporating; essentially; solvent; yield; material; dehydrating; heating; admixture; excess; thionyl; chloride; recovering; provided; aqueous solution; reducing agent; actinide metal; agent capable; resultant solution; thionyl chloride; metal trichloride; /423/

Citation Formats

Foropoulos, Jr., Jerry, Avens, Larry R., and Trujillo, Eddie A. Dehydration of plutonium or neptunium trichloride hydrate. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Foropoulos, Jr., Jerry, Avens, Larry R., & Trujillo, Eddie A. Dehydration of plutonium or neptunium trichloride hydrate. United States.
Foropoulos, Jr., Jerry, Avens, Larry R., and Trujillo, Eddie A. Wed . "Dehydration of plutonium or neptunium trichloride hydrate". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868205.
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author = {Foropoulos, Jr., Jerry and Avens, Larry R. and Trujillo, Eddie A.},
abstractNote = {A process of preparing anhydrous actinide metal trichlorides of plutonium or neptunium by reacting an aqueous solution of an actinide metal trichloride selected from the group consisting of plutonium trichloride or neptunium trichloride with a reducing agent capable of converting the actinide metal from an oxidation state of +4 to +3 in a resultant solution, evaporating essentially all the solvent from the resultant solution to yield an actinide trichloride hydrate material, dehydrating the actinide trichloride hydrate material by heating the material in admixture with excess thionyl chloride, and recovering anhydrous actinide trichloride is provided.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1992},
month = {Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1992}
}

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