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METHOD AND COMPOSITION OF A SUPERTETRAHEDRAL CATIONIC FRAMEWORK FOR ION EXCHANGE

United States Patent Application

20120145638
A1
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A cubic compound may comprise thorium borate or, in the alternative cerium borate, and may possess a porous supertetrahedral cationic framework with extraframework borate anions. These anions are readily exchanged with a variety of environmental contaminants, especially those from the nuclear industry, including chromate and pertechnetate.
Albrecht-Schmitt, Thomas E. (Mishawaka, IN), Alekseev, Evgeny V. (Kiel, DE), Wang, Shuao (South Bend, IN), Depmeier, Wulf (Kiel, DE)
13/ 113,904
May 23, 2011
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED R&D [0002] This invention was made with government support under the United States Department of Energy and under Contract Nos. DE-FG02-01ER15187, DE-FG02-01ER16026, and DE-SC0001089. The government has certain rights in the invention.