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A calorimetric study of the hydrolysis and peroxide complex formation of the uranyl(VI) ion

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The enthalpies of reaction for the formation of uranyl(VI) hydroxide {[(UO2)2(OH)2]2+, [(UO2)3(OH)4]2+, [(UO2)3(OH)5]+, [(UO2)3(OH)6](aq), [(UO2)3(OH)7], [(UO2)3(OH)8]2−, [(UO2)(OH)3], [(UO2)(OH)4]2−} and peroxide complexes {[UO2(O2)(OH)] and [(UO2)2(O2)2(OH)]} have been determined from calorimetric titrations at 25 °C in a 0.100 M tetramethyl ammonium nitrate ionic medium. The hydroxide data have been used to test the consistency of the extensive thermodynamic database published by the Nuclear Energy Agency (I. Grenthe, J. Fuger, R. J. M. Konings, R. J. Lemire, A. B. Mueller, C. Nguyen-Trung and H. Wanner, Chemical Thermodynamics of Uranium, North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1992 and R. Guillaumont, T. Fanghänel, J. Fuger, I. Grenthe, V. Neck, D. J. Palmer and M. R. Rand, Update on the Chemical Thermodynamics of Uranium, Neptunium, Plutonium, Americium and Technetium, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2003). A brief discussion is given about a possible structural relationship between the trinuclear complexes [(UO2)3(OH)n]6−n, n = 4–8.

Graphical abstract: A calorimetric study of the hydrolysis and peroxide complex formation of the uranyl(vi) ion

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The article was received on 16 Oct 2013, accepted on 13 Nov 2013 and first published on 03 Dec 2013


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3DT52922C
Dalton Trans., 2014,43, 2378-2383

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    A calorimetric study of the hydrolysis and peroxide complex formation of the uranyl(VI) ion

    P. L. Zanonato, P. Di Bernardo and I. Grenthe, Dalton Trans., 2014, 43, 2378
    DOI: 10.1039/C3DT52922C

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