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Title: FLUORINATION PROCESS

Abstract

A process for the fluorination of uranium metal is described. It is known that uranium will react with liquid chlorine trifluoride but the reaction proceeds at a slow rate. However, a mixture of a halogen trifluoride together with hydrogen fluoride reacts with uranium at a significantly faster rate than does a halogen trifluoride alone. Bromine trifluoride is suitable for use in the process, but chlorine trifluoride is preferred. Particularly suitable is a mixture of ClF/sub 3/ and HF having a mole ratio (moles

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4314193
Patent Number(s):
2811413
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-12-004600
NSA Number:
NSA-12-004600
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; BROMINE FLUORIDES; CHLORINE FLUORIDES; FLUORINATION; HYDROFLUORIC ACID; MIXING; PATENT; URANIUM

Citation Formats

McMillan, T.S. FLUORINATION PROCESS. United States: N. p., 1957. Web.
McMillan, T.S. FLUORINATION PROCESS. United States.
McMillan, T.S. Tue . "FLUORINATION PROCESS". United States.
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title = {FLUORINATION PROCESS},
author = {McMillan, T.S.},
abstractNote = {A process for the fluorination of uranium metal is described. It is known that uranium will react with liquid chlorine trifluoride but the reaction proceeds at a slow rate. However, a mixture of a halogen trifluoride together with hydrogen fluoride reacts with uranium at a significantly faster rate than does a halogen trifluoride alone. Bromine trifluoride is suitable for use in the process, but chlorine trifluoride is preferred. Particularly suitable is a mixture of ClF/sub 3/ and HF having a mole ratio (moles},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1957},
month = {10}
}