Uranium(VI) Adopts a Tetraoxido Core (pages 4039–4042)
Shijun Wu, Jie Ling, Shuao Wang, S. Skanthakumar, L. Soderholm, Thomas E. Albrecht-Schmitt, Evgeny V. Alekseev, Sergey V. Krivovichev and Wulf Depmeier
Article first published online: 13 AUG 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.200900658
The approximately planar tetraoxido core found in NpVII and PuVII compounds isunique to the actinides. Here we show that this coordination environment occurs for the ubiquitous element uranium when found in the lower oxidation state of +6.