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Title: METHOD OF PRODUCING PLUTONIUM TETRAFLUORIDE

Abstract

A process is presented for preparing plutonium tetrafluoride from plutonium(IV) oxalate. The oxalate is dried and decomposed at about 300 deg C to the dioxide, mixed with ammonium bifluoride, and the mixture is heated to between 50 and 150 deg C whereby ammonium plutonium fluoride is formed. The ammonium plutonium fluoride is then heated to about 300 deg C for volatilization of ammonium fluoride. Both heating steps are preferably carried out in an inert atmosphere.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4197329
Patent Number(s):
2917360
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C01 - INORGANIC CHEMISTRY C01G - COMPOUNDS CONTAINING METALS NOT COVERED BY SUBCLASSES C01D OR C01F
NSA Number:
NSA-14-007442
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
CHEMISTRY; AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS; DECOMPOSITION; EVAPORATION; FLUORIDES; HEATING; MIXING; OXALATES; PLUTONIUM COMPOUNDS; PLUTONIUM FLUORIDES; PLUTONIUM OXIDES; PRODUCTION; TEMPERATURE; USES

Citation Formats

Tolley, W B, and Smith, R C. METHOD OF PRODUCING PLUTONIUM TETRAFLUORIDE. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Tolley, W B, & Smith, R C. METHOD OF PRODUCING PLUTONIUM TETRAFLUORIDE. United States.
Tolley, W B, and Smith, R C. Tue . "METHOD OF PRODUCING PLUTONIUM TETRAFLUORIDE". United States.
@article{osti_4197329,
title = {METHOD OF PRODUCING PLUTONIUM TETRAFLUORIDE},
author = {Tolley, W B and Smith, R C},
abstractNote = {A process is presented for preparing plutonium tetrafluoride from plutonium(IV) oxalate. The oxalate is dried and decomposed at about 300 deg C to the dioxide, mixed with ammonium bifluoride, and the mixture is heated to between 50 and 150 deg C whereby ammonium plutonium fluoride is formed. The ammonium plutonium fluoride is then heated to about 300 deg C for volatilization of ammonium fluoride. Both heating steps are preferably carried out in an inert atmosphere.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {12}
}