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Title: PLUTONIUM CARRIER METATHESIS WITH ORGANIC REAGENT

Abstract

A method is described for converting a plutonium containing bismuth phosphate carrier precipitate Into a compositton more readily soluble in acid. The method consists of dissolving the bismuth phosphate precipitate in an aqueous solution of alkali metal hydroxide, and adding one of a certaia group of organic compounds, e.g., polyhydric alcohols or a-hydrorycarboxylic acids. The mixture is then heated causiing formation of a bismuth hydroxide precipitate containing plutonium which may be readily dissolved in nitric acid for further processing.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4304462
Patent Number(s):
2841469
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C22 - METALLURGY C22B - PRODUCTION AND REFINING OF METALS
NSA Number:
NSA-13-000981
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; ACIDS; ALCOHOLS; ALKALI METALS; BISMUTH HYDROXIDES; BISMUTH PHOSPHATES; CARBOXYLIC ACIDS; HYDROXIDES; MIXING; NITRIC ACID; ORGANIC ACIDS; PLUTONIUM; PRECIPITATION; SOLUBILITY

Citation Formats

Thompson, S G. PLUTONIUM CARRIER METATHESIS WITH ORGANIC REAGENT. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Thompson, S G. PLUTONIUM CARRIER METATHESIS WITH ORGANIC REAGENT. United States.
Thompson, S G. Tue . "PLUTONIUM CARRIER METATHESIS WITH ORGANIC REAGENT". United States.
@article{osti_4304462,
title = {PLUTONIUM CARRIER METATHESIS WITH ORGANIC REAGENT},
author = {Thompson, S G},
abstractNote = {A method is described for converting a plutonium containing bismuth phosphate carrier precipitate Into a compositton more readily soluble in acid. The method consists of dissolving the bismuth phosphate precipitate in an aqueous solution of alkali metal hydroxide, and adding one of a certaia group of organic compounds, e.g., polyhydric alcohols or a-hydrorycarboxylic acids. The mixture is then heated causiing formation of a bismuth hydroxide precipitate containing plutonium which may be readily dissolved in nitric acid for further processing.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {7}
}