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Title: ELECTROLYTIC PRODUCTION OF URANIUM TETRAFLUORIDE

Abstract

This patent relates to electrolytic methods for the production of uranium tetrafluoride. According to the present invention a process for the production of uranium tetrafluoride comprises submitting to electrolysis an aqueous solution of uranyl fluoride containing free hydrofluoric acid. Advantageously the aqueous solution of uranyl fluoride is obtained by dissolving uranium hexafluoride in water. On electrolysis, the uranyl ions are reduced to uranous tons at the cathode and immediately combine with the fluoride ions in solution to form the insoluble uranium tetrafluoride which is precipitated.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4325627
Patent Number(s):
2687995
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C01 - INORGANIC CHEMISTRY C01G - COMPOUNDS CONTAINING METALS NOT COVERED BY SUBCLASSES C01D OR C01F
NSA Number:
NSA-12-010236
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; CATHODES; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; ELECTROLYSIS; FLUORIDES; HYDROFLUORIC ACID; IONS; PATENT; PRECIPITATION; PRODUCTION; REDUCTION; SOLUTIONS; URANIUM HEXAFLUORIDE; URANIUM TETRAFLUORIDE; URANYL COMPOUNDS; WATER

Citation Formats

Lofthouse, E. ELECTROLYTIC PRODUCTION OF URANIUM TETRAFLUORIDE. United States: N. p., 1954. Web.
Lofthouse, E. ELECTROLYTIC PRODUCTION OF URANIUM TETRAFLUORIDE. United States.
Lofthouse, E. Tue . "ELECTROLYTIC PRODUCTION OF URANIUM TETRAFLUORIDE". United States.
@article{osti_4325627,
title = {ELECTROLYTIC PRODUCTION OF URANIUM TETRAFLUORIDE},
author = {Lofthouse, E},
abstractNote = {This patent relates to electrolytic methods for the production of uranium tetrafluoride. According to the present invention a process for the production of uranium tetrafluoride comprises submitting to electrolysis an aqueous solution of uranyl fluoride containing free hydrofluoric acid. Advantageously the aqueous solution of uranyl fluoride is obtained by dissolving uranium hexafluoride in water. On electrolysis, the uranyl ions are reduced to uranous tons at the cathode and immediately combine with the fluoride ions in solution to form the insoluble uranium tetrafluoride which is precipitated.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1954},
month = {8}
}