Chapter 9. Introduction to the Actinides

  1. Simon Cotton

Published Online: 20 JUN 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470010088.ch9

Lanthanide and Actinide Chemistry

Lanthanide and Actinide Chemistry

How to Cite

Cotton, S. (2006) Introduction to the Actinides, in Lanthanide and Actinide Chemistry, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470010088.ch9

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



  • thorium phosphate extraction;
  • extraction of Th, Pa, and U;
  • uranium isotope separation;
  • actinide reduction potentials;
  • relativistic effects;
  • UF6 for isotope separation


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction and Occurrence of the Actinides

  • Synthesis

  • Extraction of Th, Pa, and U

  • Uranium Isotope Separation

  • Characteristics of the Actinides

  • Reduction Potentials of the Actinides

  • Relativistic Effects