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Issue 89, 2018
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Plutonium coordination and redox chemistry with the CyMe4-BTPhen polydentate N-donor extractant ligand

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Abstract

Complexation of Pu(IV) with the actinide extractant CyMe4-BTPhen (2,9-bis(5,5,8,8-tetramethyl-5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-1,2,4-benzotriazin-3-yl)-1,10-phenanthroline) was followed by vis-NIR spectroscopy in acetonitrile solution. The solid-state structure of the crystallized product suggests that Pu(IV) is reduced to Pu(III) upon complexation. Analysis by DFT modeling is consistent with metal-based rather than ligand-based reduction.

Graphical abstract: Plutonium coordination and redox chemistry with the CyMe4-BTPhen polydentate N-donor extractant ligand

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The article was received on 25 Jul 2018, accepted on 13 Oct 2018 and first published on 23 Oct 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC06015K
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 12582-12585

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    Plutonium coordination and redox chemistry with the CyMe4-BTPhen polydentate N-donor extractant ligand

    S. D. Reilly, J. Su, J. M. Keith, P. Yang, E. R. Batista, A. J. Gaunt, L. M. Harwood, M. J. Hudson, F. W. Lewis, B. L. Scott, C. A. Sharrad and D. M. Whittaker, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 12582
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CC06015K

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