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

Abstract

Method 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:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. (Los Alamos, NM)
  2. (Naperville, IL)
  3. (Albuquerque, NM)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
866767
Patent Number(s):
4783322
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) LANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; fluorination; actinide; fluorides; oxyfluorides; actinides; generates; hexafluorides; removal; compounds; surfaces; appear; unwanted; deposits; fluorinating; agent; observed; readily; perform; above-described; tasks; sufficiently; temperatures; virtually; damage; containment; vessels; moreover; resulting; destroyed; temperature; reactions; walls; reaction; vessel; dioxygen; difluoride; easily; prepared; stored; transferred; desired; temperature reaction; containment vessel; reaction vessel; actinide hexafluorides; containment vessels; fluorinating agent; temperature reactions; actinide hexafluoride; /423/

Citation Formats

Eller, Phillip G., Malm, John G., and Penneman, Robert A. Method for fluorination of actinide fluorides and oxyfluorides thereof using O.sub.2 F.sub.2. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Eller, Phillip G., Malm, John G., & Penneman, Robert A. Method for fluorination of actinide fluorides and oxyfluorides thereof using O.sub.2 F.sub.2. United States.
Eller, Phillip G., Malm, John G., and Penneman, Robert A. Fri . "Method for fluorination of actinide fluorides and oxyfluorides thereof using O.sub.2 F.sub.2". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866767.
@article{osti_866767,
title = {Method for fluorination of actinide fluorides and oxyfluorides thereof using O.sub.2 F.sub.2},
author = {Eller, Phillip G. and Malm, John G. and Penneman, Robert A.},
abstractNote = {Method 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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1988},
month = {1}
}

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