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The reduction of Pu(IV) by formohydroxamic acid in nitric acid.

Boxall, Colin and Taylor, Robin J. and Mason, Chris and Cooke, R. (2002) The reduction of Pu(IV) by formohydroxamic acid in nitric acid. Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology, supple. pp. 278-281. ISSN 0022-3131

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Abstract

Hydroxamic acids can act as both complexing agents and reducing agents for actinide ions. In HNO3, Pu(IV) ions form strong dark red complexes with formo- and aceto-hydroxamic acids, which on standing convert to blue Pu(III) nitrate ions. In acid solution, these hydroxamic acids also hydrolyse to the parent carboxylic acid and hydroxylamine. The rate of hydrolysis varies depending on the substituents within the hydroxamate and whether the hydroxamate is free or bound to a metal ion centre. We have qualitatively shown that the observed rate of reduction of the Pu(IV)-FHA complex is most probably controlled by the hydrolysis reactions of the hydroxamic acid.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology
Uncontrolled Keywords: HYDROXAMIC ACID COMPLEXANTS ; Plutonium ; urex
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Engineering
ID Code: 52724
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 05 Mar 2012 13:49
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 23:07
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/52724

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