Synthesis and study of complexes of Pu(V) and Np(V) propionates with α,α′-bipyridine

Research paper by A. A. Bessonov, N. N. Krot, M. S. Grigor’ev, V. I. Makarenkov

Indexed on: 18 Jan '11Published on: 18 Jan '11Published in: Radiochemistry


New complexes of Np(V) and Pu(V) with α,α′-bipyridine of the composition AnO2(bipy) · OOCC2H5·H2O (An = Np, Pu) were synthesized. They are isostructural to each other; however, they differ essentially in the structure and characteristics from the similar complexes of An(V) formates and acetates. The new compounds were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction, thermal analysis, electronic absorption spectroscopy, and IR spectroscopy.