SEARCH

SEARCH BY CITATION

Keywords:

  • borates;
  • cationic frameworks;
  • ion exchange;
  • thorium
Thumbnail image of graphical abstract

Cleaning up: A cubic thorium borate possesses a porous supertetrahedral cationic framework with extraframework borate anions. These anions are readily exchanged with a variety of environmental contaminants (see picture), especially those from the nuclear industry, including chromate and pertechnetate.