The Chemistry of the Actinides - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080187945, 9781483159348

The Chemistry of the Actinides

1st Edition

Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry

Authors: S. Ahrland K. W. Bagnall D. Brown
eBook ISBN: 9781483159348
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1973
Page Count: 656
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The Chemistry of the Actinides contains selected chapters from the Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry to meet the needs of certain specialists in this field.
The book describes the 14 elements after actinium in the Periodic Table, known as the actinide elements or the 5f transition series. The book notes the occurrence, separation, chemical properties, chemical structures, and preparation of the metals. In a discussion of analytical chemistry, the radioactive properties of the actinides and the lanthanides are compared. The text then describes the nuclear or radiochemical records and chemical properties of the different members of the actinide series such as thorium, uranium, plutonium, and einsteinium. The book also explains the differences between the 5f shell and the 4f shell. One paper then discusses the groups of alloy compounds, including rare earths and intra-actinides. Another paper examines the general properties of actinide ions as to their electronic structure and oxidation states; the stability and preparation of the different oxidation states; and the applicability of solvent extraction in separating and purifying various substances.
The text is suitable for researchers in organic chemistry, nuclear and atomic physicists, scientists, and academicians whose work involves radioactive materials.

Table of Contents



The Elements

1. Discovery

2. Occurrence, Separation and Preparation of the Metals

3. Crystal Structures

4. Chemical Properties of the Metals

5. Applications

6. Physical Properties

Analytical Chemistry

1. Introduction

2. Actinium

3. Thorium

4. Protactinium

5. Uranium

6. Neptunium

7. Plutonium

8. Americium

9. Curium, Berkelium, Californium, Einsteinium, Fermium, Mendelevium, Nobelium, Lawrencium

Compounds: Alloys

1. Introduction

2. Group I

3. Group II

4. Group III

5. Group IV

6. Group VA

7. Group VIA

8. Group VIIA

9. Group VIII

10. Rare Earths

11. Intra-Actinides

Compounds: Hydrides

1. Introduction

2. Hydrogenation Reactions

3. Physical Properties

4. Chemical Properties

Compounds: Halides, Halates, Perhalates, Thiocyanates, Selenocyanates, Cyanates and Cyanides

1. General Survey of the Halides

2. Compounds with Fluorine

3. Compounds with Chlorine

4. Compounds with Bromine

5. Compounds with Iodine

6. Mixed Halides

7. Halates and Perhalates

8. Thiocyanates, Selenocyanates, Cyanates and Cyanides

Compounds : Binary and Ternary Oxides, Hydroxides and Hydrous Oxides, Peroxides, Phosphates and Arsenates

1. Binary Oxides

2. Hydroxides and Hydrous Oxides

3. Peroxides

4. Ternary and Polynary Oxides

5. Phosphates and Arsenates

Compounds: Carbonates, Nitrates, Sulphates, Sulphites, Selenates, Selenites, Tellurates and Tellurites

1. Carbonates

2. Nitrates

3. Sulphates

4. Sulphites

5. Selenates and Selenites

6. Tellurates and Tellurites

Compounds: Compounds with Groups Vb and VIb Elements

1. Introduction

2. Sulphides, Selenides and Tellurides

3. Nitrides

4. Phosphides, Arsenides, Antimonides and Bismuthides

5. Ternary Compounds and Solid Solutions

6. Conclusions

Compounds: Carbides, Suicides and Borides

1. Introduction

2. Carbides

3. Suicides

4. Borides

Compounds: Organometallic Compounds, Alkoxides, Dialkylamides, Chelates and Related Compounds

1. Organometallic Compounds

2. Allyl Complexes

3. Triscyclopentadienyl Complexes

4. Tetratriscyclopentadienyl Complexes

5. Triscyclopentadienyl Halides

6. Cyclooctatetraenyl Complexes

7. Alkoxides, Phenoxides and Mercaptides

8. Actinide Dialkylamides

9. Chelate Complexes

10. ß-Diketone and ß-Ketoester Complexes

11. Tropolone Complexes

12. Complexes with 8-Hydroxyquinoline

13. N-Nitroso-N-Phenylhydroxylamine (Cupferron) Complexes

14. Schiff 's Base Complexes

15. N,N-Dialkyldithiocarbamate Complexes

16. Maleonitriledithiolate (MNT) Complexes

17. Alkyl Xanthate Complexes

18. Phthalocyanine (Pc) Complexes

Compounds : Salts of Carboxylic Acids and Hexacyanoferrates

1. Trivalent Actinide Ions

2. Tetravalent Actinide Ions

3. Pentavalent Actinide Ions

4. Hexavalent Actinide Ions

Solution Chemistry

1. General Properties of Actinide Ions

2. Equilibria in Aqueous Solution

3. Redox Reactions in Aqueous Solutions

4. Solvent Extraction

5. Non-Aqueous Solvents


Contents of Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry

Independent Opinion


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About the Author

S. Ahrland

K. W. Bagnall

D. Brown

David Brown, University of Bath, UK