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Title: Method of dissolving metal oxides with di- or polyphosphonic acid and a redundant

A method of dissolving metal oxides using a mixture of a di- or polyphosphonic acid and a reductant wherein each is present in a sufficient amount to provide a synergistic effect with respect to the dissolution of metal oxides and optionally containing corrosion inhibitors and pH adjusting agents.
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  1. (Argonne, IL)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Arch Development Corporation (Chicago, IL) ANL
Patent Number(s):
US 5587142
Contract Number:
Research Org:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL
Country of Publication:
United States
method; dissolving; metal; oxides; di-; polyphosphonic; acid; redundant; mixture; reductant; sufficient; amount; provide; synergistic; effect; respect; dissolution; optionally; containing; corrosion; inhibitors; ph; adjusting; agents; sufficient amount; metal oxide; metal oxides; phosphonic acid; synergistic effect; polyphosphonic acid; ph adjusting; optionally containing; corrosion inhibitors; dissolving metal; /423/