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Title: Synthesis of actinide nitrides, phosphides, sulfides and oxides

Abstract

A process of preparing an actinide compound of the formula An.sub.x Z.sub.y wherein An is an actinide metal atom selected from the group consisting of thorium, uranium, plutonium, neptunium, and americium, x is selected from the group consisting of one, two or three, Z is a main group element atom selected from the group consisting of nitrogen, phosphorus, oxygen and sulfur and y is selected from the group consisting of one, two, three or four, by admixing an actinide organometallic precursor wherein said actinide is selected from the group consisting of thorium, uranium, plutonium, neptunium, and americium, a suitable solvent and a protic Lewis base selected from the group consisting of ammonia, phosphine, hydrogen sulfide and water, at temperatures and for time sufficient to form an intermediate actinide complex, heating said intermediate actinide complex at temperatures and for time sufficient to form the actinide compound, and a process of depositing a thin film of such an actinide compound, e.g., uranium mononitride, by subliming an actinide organometallic precursor, e.g., a uranium amide precursor, in the presence of an effectgive amount of a protic Lewis base, e.g., ammonia, within a reactor at temperatures and for time sufficient to form a thin filmmore » of the actinide compound, are disclosed.« less

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [2]
  1. Missoula, MT
  2. Los Alamos, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
868379
Patent Number(s):
5128112
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States of (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C01 - INORGANIC CHEMISTRY C01P - INDEXING SCHEME RELATING TO STRUCTURAL AND PHYSICAL ASPECTS OF SOLID INORGANIC COMPOUNDS
C - CHEMISTRY C01 - INORGANIC CHEMISTRY C01B - NON-METALLIC ELEMENTS
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
synthesis; actinide; nitrides; phosphides; sulfides; oxides; process; preparing; compound; formula; z; metal; atom; selected; consisting; thorium; uranium; plutonium; neptunium; americium; main; element; nitrogen; phosphorus; oxygen; sulfur; admixing; organometallic; precursor; suitable; solvent; protic; lewis; base; ammonia; phosphine; hydrogen; sulfide; water; temperatures; time; sufficient; form; intermediate; complex; heating; depositing; film; mononitride; subliming; amide; presence; effectgive; amount; reactor; disclosed; atom selected; metal atom; lewis base; actinide compound; suitable solvent; time sufficient; hydrogen sulfide; actinide metal; base selected; metallic precursor; actinide nitrides; /423/501/

Citation Formats

Van Der Sluys, William G, Burns, Carol J, and Smith, David C. Synthesis of actinide nitrides, phosphides, sulfides and oxides. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Van Der Sluys, William G, Burns, Carol J, & Smith, David C. Synthesis of actinide nitrides, phosphides, sulfides and oxides. United States.
Van Der Sluys, William G, Burns, Carol J, and Smith, David C. Wed . "Synthesis of actinide nitrides, phosphides, sulfides and oxides". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868379.
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author = {Van Der Sluys, William G and Burns, Carol J and Smith, David C},
abstractNote = {A process of preparing an actinide compound of the formula An.sub.x Z.sub.y wherein An is an actinide metal atom selected from the group consisting of thorium, uranium, plutonium, neptunium, and americium, x is selected from the group consisting of one, two or three, Z is a main group element atom selected from the group consisting of nitrogen, phosphorus, oxygen and sulfur and y is selected from the group consisting of one, two, three or four, by admixing an actinide organometallic precursor wherein said actinide is selected from the group consisting of thorium, uranium, plutonium, neptunium, and americium, a suitable solvent and a protic Lewis base selected from the group consisting of ammonia, phosphine, hydrogen sulfide and water, at temperatures and for time sufficient to form an intermediate actinide complex, heating said intermediate actinide complex at temperatures and for time sufficient to form the actinide compound, and a process of depositing a thin film of such an actinide compound, e.g., uranium mononitride, by subliming an actinide organometallic precursor, e.g., a uranium amide precursor, in the presence of an effectgive amount of a protic Lewis base, e.g., ammonia, within a reactor at temperatures and for time sufficient to form a thin film of the actinide compound, are disclosed.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1992},
month = {1}
}

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