Chapter 11. Coordination Chemistry of the Actinides

  1. Simon Cotton

Published Online: 20 JUN 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470010088.ch11

Lanthanide and Actinide Chemistry

Lanthanide and Actinide Chemistry

How to Cite

Cotton, S. (2006) Coordination Chemistry of the Actinides, in Lanthanide and Actinide Chemistry, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470010088.ch11

Author Information

  1. Uppingham School, Uppingham, Rutland, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 JUN 2006
  2. Published Print: 13 JAN 2006

Book Series:

  1. Inorganic Chemistry

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470010051

Online ISBN: 9780470010082



  • actinide coordination chemistry;
  • actinide complex coordination number;
  • uranium and thorium chemistry;
  • thorium nitrate complexes;
  • thiocyanate complexes;
  • amides, alkoxides, thiolates;
  • actinium chemistry;
  • protactinium chemistry;
  • chemistry of plutonium


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • General Patterns in the Coordination Chemistry of the Actinides

  • Coordination Numbers in Actinide Complexes

  • Types of Complex Formed

  • Uranium and Thorium Chemistry

  • Complexes of the Actinide(IV) Nitrates and Halides

  • Thiocyanates

  • Amides, Alkoxides and Thiolates

  • Chemistry of Actinium

  • Chemistry of Protactinium

  • Chemistry of Neptunium

  • Chemistry of Plutonium

  • Chemistry of Americium and Subsequent Actinides

  • Chemistry of the Later Actinides