This work is supported by the Office of Basic Energy Science of the U.S. Department of Energy as part of the Materials Science of Actinides Energy Frontier Research Center (DE-SC0001089). Additional funding sources are listed in the Supporting Information.
Dynamics of a Nanometer-Sized Uranyl Cluster in Solution†
Article first published online: 6 JUN 2013
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 52, Issue 29, pages 7464–7467, July 15, 2013
How to Cite
Johnson, R. L., Ohlin, C. A., Pellegrini, K., Burns, P. C. and Casey, W. H. (2013), Dynamics of a Nanometer-Sized Uranyl Cluster in Solution . Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 52: 7464–7467. doi: 10.1002/anie.201301973
- Issue published online: 11 JUL 2013
- Article first published online: 6 JUN 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 15 MAY 2013
- Manuscript Received: 8 MAR 2013
- Office of Basic Energy Science of the U.S. Department of Energy. Grant Number: DE-SC0001089
- environmental chemistry;
- NMR spectroscopy
A class of uranyl peroxide clusters was discovered before as nanometer-sized ions that form spontaneously in aqueous solutions. The uranyl(VI) cluster investigated here is approximately 2 nm in diameter, contains 24 uranyl moieties, and 12 pyrophosphate units. NMR spectroscopy shows that the ion has two distinct forms that interconvert in milliseconds to seconds depending on the temperature and the size of the counterions. P blue, O red, U yellow.