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Title: Advancing Chemistry with the Lanthanide and Actinide Elements: Final Report, September 2013

The objective of this research is to use the unique chemistry available from complexes of the lanthanides and actinides, as well as related heavy metals such as scandium, yttrium, and bismuth to advance chemistry in energy-related areas. The lanthanides and actinides have a combination of properties in terms of size, charge, electropositive character, and f valence orbitals that provides special opportunities to probe reactivity and catalysis in ways not possible with the other metals in the periodic table. We seek to discover reaction pathways and structural types that reveal new options in reaction chemistry related to energy. Identification of new paradigms in structure and reactivity should stimulate efforts to develop new types of catalytic processes that at present are not under consideration because either the transformation or the necessary intermediates are unknown.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Univ. of California, Irvine, CA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1147800
Report Number(s):
DE--FG02-86ER13514
DOE Contract Number:
FG02-86ER13514
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Univ. of California, Irvine, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY lanthanide; actinide, catalysis; chemical reactivity; C-H activation; bismuth