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Title: Method for fluorination of actinide fluorides and oxyfluorides using O/sub 2/F/sub 2/

Abstract

The present invention relates generally to methods of fluorination and more particularly to the use of O/sub 2/F/sub 2/ for the preparation of actinide hexafluorides, and for the extraction of deposited actinides and fluorides and oxyfluorides thereof from reaction vessels. The experiments set forth hereinabove demonstrate that the room temperature or below use of O/sub 2/F/sub 2/ will be highly beneficial for the preparation of pure actinide hexafluorides from their respective tetrafluorides without traces of HF being present as occurs using other fluorinating agents: and decontamination of equipment previously exposed to actinides: e.g., walls, feed lines, etc.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5564958
Application Number:
ON: DE85011646
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy EDB-85-095992
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
38 RADIATION CHEMISTRY, RADIOCHEMISTRY, AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; ACTINIDE COMPOUNDS; CHEMICAL PREPARATION; FLUORIDES; OXYFLUORIDES; PLUTONIUM; RECOVERY; DECONTAMINATION; FEASIBILITY STUDIES; FLUORINATION; LOW TEMPERATURE; MEDIUM TEMPERATURE; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; ACTINIDES; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; CLEANING; ELEMENTS; FLUORINE COMPOUNDS; HALIDES; HALOGEN COMPOUNDS; HALOGENATION; METALS; SYNTHESIS; TRANSURANIUM ELEMENTS; 400702* - Radiochemistry & Nuclear Chemistry- Properties of Radioactive Materials; 400201 - Chemical & Physicochemical Properties; 400102 - Chemical & Spectral Procedures

Citation Formats

Eller, P.G., Malm, J.G., and Penneman, R.A. Method for fluorination of actinide fluorides and oxyfluorides using O/sub 2/F/sub 2/. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Eller, P.G., Malm, J.G., & Penneman, R.A. Method for fluorination of actinide fluorides and oxyfluorides using O/sub 2/F/sub 2/. United States.
Eller, P.G., Malm, J.G., and Penneman, R.A. Wed . "Method for fluorination of actinide fluorides and oxyfluorides using O/sub 2/F/sub 2/". United States.
@article{osti_5564958,
title = {Method for fluorination of actinide fluorides and oxyfluorides using O/sub 2/F/sub 2/},
author = {Eller, P.G. and Malm, J.G. and Penneman, R.A.},
abstractNote = {The present invention relates generally to methods of fluorination and more particularly to the use of O/sub 2/F/sub 2/ for the preparation of actinide hexafluorides, and for the extraction of deposited actinides and fluorides and oxyfluorides thereof from reaction vessels. The experiments set forth hereinabove demonstrate that the room temperature or below use of O/sub 2/F/sub 2/ will be highly beneficial for the preparation of pure actinide hexafluorides from their respective tetrafluorides without traces of HF being present as occurs using other fluorinating agents: and decontamination of equipment previously exposed to actinides: e.g., walls, feed lines, etc.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {8}
}