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Preparation of uranium compounds

United States Patent

February 19, 2013
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UI.sub.3(1,4-dioxane).sub.1.5 and UI.sub.4(1,4-dioxane).sub.2, were synthesized in high yield by reacting turnings of elemental uranium with iodine dissolved in 1,4-dioxane under mild conditions. These molecular compounds of uranium are thermally stable and excellent precursor materials for synthesizing other molecular compounds of uranium including alkoxide, amide, organometallic, and halide compounds.
Kiplinger; Jaqueline L. (Los Alamos, NM), Monreal; Marisa J. (Los Alamos, NM), Thomson; Robert K. (Norman, OK), Cantat; Thibault (Issy les Moulineaux, FR), Travia; Nicholas E. (Los Alamos, NM)
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
13/ 353,917
January 19, 2012
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.