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Title: PLATINUM HEXAFLUORIDE AND METHOD OF FLUORINATING PLUTONIUM CONTAINING MIXTURES THERE-WITH

Abstract

The preparation of platinum hexafluoride and its use as a fluorinating agent in a process for separating plutonium from fission products is presented. According to the invention, platinum is reacted with fluorine gas at from 900 to 1100 deg C to form platinum hexafluoride. The platinum hexafluoride is then contacted with the plutonium containing mixture at room temperature to form plutonium hexafluoride which is more volatile than the fission products fluorides and therefore can be isolated by distillation.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4208350
Patent Number(s):
2893826
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-14-002391
NSA Number:
NSA-14-002391
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
CHEMISTRY; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; DISTILLATION; FISSION PRODUCTS; FLUORIDES; FLUORINATION; FLUORINE; GASES; PLATINUM; PLATINUM FLUORIDES; PLUTONIUM; PREPARATION; SEPARATION PROCESSES; TEMPERATURE

Citation Formats

Malm, J.G., Weinstock, B., and Claassen, H.H. PLATINUM HEXAFLUORIDE AND METHOD OF FLUORINATING PLUTONIUM CONTAINING MIXTURES THERE-WITH. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Malm, J.G., Weinstock, B., & Claassen, H.H. PLATINUM HEXAFLUORIDE AND METHOD OF FLUORINATING PLUTONIUM CONTAINING MIXTURES THERE-WITH. United States.
Malm, J.G., Weinstock, B., and Claassen, H.H. Wed . "PLATINUM HEXAFLUORIDE AND METHOD OF FLUORINATING PLUTONIUM CONTAINING MIXTURES THERE-WITH". United States.
@article{osti_4208350,
title = {PLATINUM HEXAFLUORIDE AND METHOD OF FLUORINATING PLUTONIUM CONTAINING MIXTURES THERE-WITH},
author = {Malm, J.G. and Weinstock, B. and Claassen, H.H.},
abstractNote = {The preparation of platinum hexafluoride and its use as a fluorinating agent in a process for separating plutonium from fission products is presented. According to the invention, platinum is reacted with fluorine gas at from 900 to 1100 deg C to form platinum hexafluoride. The platinum hexafluoride is then contacted with the plutonium containing mixture at room temperature to form plutonium hexafluoride which is more volatile than the fission products fluorides and therefore can be isolated by distillation.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {7}
}