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Title: Method for fluorination of actinide fluorides and oxyfluorides thereof using O[sub 2]F[sub 2]

Abstract

Method is described for fluorination of actinides and fluorides and oxyfluorides thereof using O[sub 2]F[sub 2] which generates actinide hexafluorides, and for removal of actinides and compounds thereof from surfaces upon which they appear as unwanted deposits. The fluorinating agent, O[sub 2]F[sub 2], has been observed to readily perform the above-described tasks at sufficiently low temperatures that there is virtually no damage to the containment vessels. Moreover, the resulting actinide hexafluorides are thereby not destroyed by high temperature reactions with the walls of the reaction vessel. Dioxygen difluoride is easily prepared, stored and transferred to the desired place of reaction.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7265001
Patent Number(s):
4783322 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 6-636656
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States) PTO; EDB-94-119200
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 1 Aug 1984
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; ACTINIDE COMPOUNDS; FLUORINATION; CONTAINERS; DECONTAMINATION; SURFACE CLEANING; METALS; FLUORIDES; FLUORINE OXIDES; OXYFLUORIDES; CHALCOGENIDES; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; CLEANING; ELEMENTS; FLUORINE COMPOUNDS; HALIDES; HALOGEN COMPOUNDS; HALOGENATION; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; OXYHALIDES; SURFACE FINISHING; 560180* - Radiation Protection Procedures- (1992-)

Citation Formats

Eller, P.G., Malm, J.G., and Penneman, R.A. Method for fluorination of actinide fluorides and oxyfluorides thereof using O[sub 2]F[sub 2]. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Eller, P.G., Malm, J.G., & Penneman, R.A. Method for fluorination of actinide fluorides and oxyfluorides thereof using O[sub 2]F[sub 2]. United States.
Eller, P.G., Malm, J.G., and Penneman, R.A. Tue . "Method for fluorination of actinide fluorides and oxyfluorides thereof using O[sub 2]F[sub 2]". United States.
@article{osti_7265001,
title = {Method for fluorination of actinide fluorides and oxyfluorides thereof using O[sub 2]F[sub 2]},
author = {Eller, P.G. and Malm, J.G. and Penneman, R.A.},
abstractNote = {Method is described for fluorination of actinides and fluorides and oxyfluorides thereof using O[sub 2]F[sub 2] which generates actinide hexafluorides, and for removal of actinides and compounds thereof from surfaces upon which they appear as unwanted deposits. The fluorinating agent, O[sub 2]F[sub 2], has been observed to readily perform the above-described tasks at sufficiently low temperatures that there is virtually no damage to the containment vessels. Moreover, the resulting actinide hexafluorides are thereby not destroyed by high temperature reactions with the walls of the reaction vessel. Dioxygen difluoride is easily prepared, stored and transferred to the desired place of reaction.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1988},
month = {11}
}