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  • 1 University of Sofia Faculty of Chemistry 1, J. Bourchier Blvd. Sofia 1164 Bulgaria
  • 2 Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry Acad. Bonchev Str., bl.11 Sofia 1113 Bulgaria
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The effect of the mechanical treatment of UO2(CH3COO)2·2H2O in a planetary ball mill in air or as a suspension in toluene or benzene on its crystal structure and coordination mode has been studied. No significant changes in the crystal structure are observed. IR-spectroscopy results suggest that in the part of the mechanoactivated material the bidentate bonding of the CH3COO is transformed in monodentate one. The newformed species is soluble in non-polar solvents.