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Directed Evolution of the Periodic Table: Probing the Electronic Structure of Heavy Actinides

Abstract

Recent investigations of the coordination chemistry and physical properties of berkelium (Z = 97) and californium (Z = 98) have revealed fundamental differences between post-curium elements and lighter members of the actinide series. This review highlights these developments and chronicles key findings and concepts from the last half-century that have helped usher in a new understanding of the evolution of electronic structure in the periodic table.

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The article was received on 22 Feb 2017, accepted on 04 Jun 2017 and first published on 16 Jun 2017


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C7DT00664K
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
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    Directed Evolution of the Periodic Table: Probing the Electronic Structure of Heavy Actinides

    M. L. Marsh and T. Albrecht-Schmitt, Dalton Trans., 2017, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7DT00664K

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