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Title: METHOD FOR PRODUCING THORIUM TETRACHLORIDE

Abstract

A process for producing thorium tetrachloride from thorium concentrate comprises reacting thorium concentrates with a carbonaceous reducing agent in excess of 0.05 part by weight per part of thoriferous concentrate at a temperature in excess of 1300 deg C, cooling and comminuting the mass, chlorinating the resulting comminuting mass by suspending in a gaseous chlorinating agent in a fluidized reactor at a temperatare maintained between about l85 deg C and 770 deg C, and removing the resulting solid ThCl/sub 4/ from the reaction zone.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4166464
Patent Number(s):
2928721
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C01 - INORGANIC CHEMISTRY C01F - COMPOUNDS OF THE METALS BERYLLIUM, MAGNESIUM, ALUMINIUM, CALCIUM, STRONTIUM, BARIUM, RADIUM, THORIUM, OR OF THE RARE-EARTH METALS
NSA Number:
NSA-14-015679
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
CHEMISTRY; CARBON; CHLORINATION; COOLING; FLUIDIZATION; HEATING; ORES; PRODUCTION; REDUCTION; SOLIDS; TEMPERATURE; THORIUM CHLORIDES

Citation Formats

Mason, E A, and Cobb, C M. METHOD FOR PRODUCING THORIUM TETRACHLORIDE. United States: N. p., 1960. Web.
Mason, E A, & Cobb, C M. METHOD FOR PRODUCING THORIUM TETRACHLORIDE. United States.
Mason, E A, and Cobb, C M. Tue . "METHOD FOR PRODUCING THORIUM TETRACHLORIDE". United States.
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title = {METHOD FOR PRODUCING THORIUM TETRACHLORIDE},
author = {Mason, E A and Cobb, C M},
abstractNote = {A process for producing thorium tetrachloride from thorium concentrate comprises reacting thorium concentrates with a carbonaceous reducing agent in excess of 0.05 part by weight per part of thoriferous concentrate at a temperature in excess of 1300 deg C, cooling and comminuting the mass, chlorinating the resulting comminuting mass by suspending in a gaseous chlorinating agent in a fluidized reactor at a temperatare maintained between about l85 deg C and 770 deg C, and removing the resulting solid ThCl/sub 4/ from the reaction zone.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1960},
month = {3}
}