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Title: PROCESS OF FORMING PLUOTONIUM SALTS FROM PLUTONIUM EXALATES

Abstract

A process is presented for converting plutonium oxalate to other plutonium compounds by a dry conversion method. According to the process, lower valence plutonium oxalate is heated in the presence of a vapor of a volatile non- oxygenated monobasic acid, such as HCl or HF. For example, in order to produce plutonium chloride, the pure plutonium oxalate is heated to about 700 deg C in a slow stream of hydrogen plus HCl. By the proper selection of an oxidizing or reducing atmosphere, the plutonium halide product can be obtained in either the plus 3 or plus 4 valence state.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4252990
Patent Number(s):
2875025
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-13-015129
NSA Number:
NSA-13-015129
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
CHEMISTRY; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; ELECTRONS; GAS FLOW; GASES; HALIDES; HEATING; HIGH TEMPERATURE; HYDROCHLORIC ACID; HYDROFLUORIC ACID; HYDROGEN; IMPURITIES; MINERAL ACIDS; OPERATION; OXALATES; OXIDATION; PATENT; PLUTONIUM CHLORIDES; PLUTONIUM COMPOUNDS; PREPARATION; QUANTITY RATIO; REDUCTION; SALTS; VALENCE; VAPORS; WATER

Citation Formats

Garner, C.S. PROCESS OF FORMING PLUOTONIUM SALTS FROM PLUTONIUM EXALATES. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Garner, C.S. PROCESS OF FORMING PLUOTONIUM SALTS FROM PLUTONIUM EXALATES. United States.
Garner, C.S. Tue . "PROCESS OF FORMING PLUOTONIUM SALTS FROM PLUTONIUM EXALATES". United States.
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title = {PROCESS OF FORMING PLUOTONIUM SALTS FROM PLUTONIUM EXALATES},
author = {Garner, C.S.},
abstractNote = {A process is presented for converting plutonium oxalate to other plutonium compounds by a dry conversion method. According to the process, lower valence plutonium oxalate is heated in the presence of a vapor of a volatile non- oxygenated monobasic acid, such as HCl or HF. For example, in order to produce plutonium chloride, the pure plutonium oxalate is heated to about 700 deg C in a slow stream of hydrogen plus HCl. By the proper selection of an oxidizing or reducing atmosphere, the plutonium halide product can be obtained in either the plus 3 or plus 4 valence state.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {2}
}