skip to main content
DOE Patents title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: METHOD OF PREPARING METAL FLUORIDES

Abstract

A method is presented for preparing the halides of elements which are relatively non-reactive with halogenating agents. The method involves reacting a mixture of an oxygen containing salt of a difficulty halogenated metal with an oxygen containing salt of an easily halogenated metal with a halogenating agent. Accordingly plutonium tetrafluoride is produced by reacting a mixture of plutonium dioxide and uranium octaoxide with bromine trifluoride. The reaction proceeds smoothly at moderate temperatures and the resulting plutonium trifluoride may be readily separated from many impurities which form volatile fluorides by volatilizing these volatile fluorides from the reaction chamber.

Inventors:
;
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4236805
Patent Number(s):
2899269
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-14-002401
NSA Number:
NSA-14-002401
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
CHEMISTRY; BROMINE FLUORIDES; EVAPORATION; FLUORIDES; HALOGENS; IMPURITIES; METALS; PLUTONIUM FLUORIDES; PLUTONIUM OXIDES; PREPARATION; URANIUM OXIDES; VOLATILITY

Citation Formats

Katz, J.J., and Sheft, I. METHOD OF PREPARING METAL FLUORIDES. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Katz, J.J., & Sheft, I. METHOD OF PREPARING METAL FLUORIDES. United States.
Katz, J.J., and Sheft, I. Tue . "METHOD OF PREPARING METAL FLUORIDES". United States.
@article{osti_4236805,
title = {METHOD OF PREPARING METAL FLUORIDES},
author = {Katz, J.J. and Sheft, I.},
abstractNote = {A method is presented for preparing the halides of elements which are relatively non-reactive with halogenating agents. The method involves reacting a mixture of an oxygen containing salt of a difficulty halogenated metal with an oxygen containing salt of an easily halogenated metal with a halogenating agent. Accordingly plutonium tetrafluoride is produced by reacting a mixture of plutonium dioxide and uranium octaoxide with bromine trifluoride. The reaction proceeds smoothly at moderate temperatures and the resulting plutonium trifluoride may be readily separated from many impurities which form volatile fluorides by volatilizing these volatile fluorides from the reaction chamber.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {8}
}