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M. Abuzwida Radiochemical Department of Tajura Nuclear Research Center Tajura P. O. Box 30878 Tripoli (Libya)

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A. Maslennikov Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR Leninsky Prospekt, 31 117915 Moscow (USSR)

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Abstract  

The simultaneous determination of U(VI), Pu(VI), Pu(V) in 0.5–4.0 M NaOH has been elaborated by means of classical and differential pulse voltamperometry. U(VI) is determined with a dropping mercury electrode (DME) at the half-wave potential of E1/2=–0.89 V vs. Ag/AgCl reference electrode due to reduction to U(V). The limiting current or peak heights are proportional to uranium(VI) concentration in the range of 1.3.10–7–3·10–4 M U(VI). Deviation from proportionality is observed for higher concentrations due to polymerization of uranates. Pu(VI) and Pu(V) are determined with a platinum rotating electrode at E1/2=–0.02 V due to the reaction Pu(VI)+e»Pu(V) and with DME at E1/2=–1.1 V due to the reduction to Pu(III). The limiting currents of both Pu(VI) and Pu(V) are proportional to their concentrations in the range of 4·10–6–1.2·10–3 M Pu. The determination of U(VI), Pu(VI), Pu(V) is not interfered by the presence of the following salts: 2M NaNO3, 2M NaNO2, 1.5M NaAlO2, 0.5M NaF and ions of Mo(VI), W(VI), V(V), Cu(II). The presence of CrO 42– and FeO 2 ions disturbs the determination of U(VI) in 1–4M NaOH, however, contribution of the reaction Fe(III)+e»Fe(II) to uranium reduction peak can be calculated from the height of the second peak Fe(II)+2 e»Fe(0).

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Journal of Radionalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Language English
Size A4
Year of
Foundation
1968
Volumes
per Year
1
Issues
per Year
12
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
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Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
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ISSN 0236-5731 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2780 (Online)