Volume 94 Issue 23 | p. 10 | Concentrates
Issue Date: June 6, 2016

New oxidation states for neptunium organometallic complexes

Macrocyclic ligand enables formation of NpII and NpIII complexes with covalent bonds
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Materials SCENE
Keywords: radiochemistry, neptunium, actinide, transuranic, organometallic

Understanding actinide chemistry is critical for nuclear waste treatment as well as for illuminating the role of f orbitals in bonding and reactivity. Researchers have made a leap forward in neptunium chemistry, preparing the first NpII and NpIII organometallic complexes (Nat. Chem. 2016, DOI: 10.1038/nchem.2520). Working at the Institute for Transuranium Elements, a team led by Polly L. Arnold of the University . . .

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