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Polyoxometalate-based complexes as ligands for the study of actinide chemistry

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Abstract

The complexation of actinide cations by polyoxometalates (POMs) has been extensively studied over the past 50 years. In this perspective article, we present the rich structural diversity of actinide-POM complexes and their contribution to the extension of our knowledges of actinide chemistry, especially regarding aspect of their redox chemistry, as well as application for the capture and separation of these cations in the context of nuclear fuel remediation. These heterometallic assemblies have also proven highly valuable as model for heterogeneous systems based on actinides supported by metal oxide surfaces. In particular, activation of the An–O bond of actinyl fragments upon complexation with lacunary POMs has been reported, creating opportunities for future developments regarding the reactivity of these heterometallic assemblies.

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Submitted
07 Aug 2020
Accepted
15 Sep 2020
First published
16 Sep 2020

Dalton Trans., 2020,49, 13917-13927
Article type
Perspective

Polyoxometalate-based complexes as ligands for the study of actinide chemistry

T. Auvray and E. M. Matson, Dalton Trans., 2020, 49, 13917
DOI: 10.1039/D0DT02755C

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