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L. Martinot University of Liège Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry and Radiochemistry, B6 Sart Tilman B-4000 Liège (Belgium)

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Abstract  

The electrochemical reduction of hexavalent and tetravalent uranium is investigated in ethylammonium nitrate at 298 K and in the acetamide-KSCN eutectic at 400 K. The transient techniques describe a two-step reduction of UO 22+ in acetamide-KSCN while only one step is observed in ethylammonium nitrate. The reduction of tetravalent uranium proceeds in one step giving trivalent uranium in the two media. In any cases, additional kinetic phenomena are the source of difficulties for the understanding of the reactions. In controlled potential electrolysis, side-reactions between the reduced species and the solvent impede completely the mechanism foreseen by transient methods.

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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
Founder's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Publisher's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
CH-6330 Cham, Switzerland Gewerbestrasse 11.
Responsible
Publisher
Chief Executive Officer, Akadémiai Kiadó
ISSN 0236-5731 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2780 (Online)