Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 55 Issue 50

Editor: Peter Gölitz, Deputy Editors: Neville Compton, Haymo Ross

Online ISSN: 1521-3773

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemPhotoChem, ChemPlusChem, Zeitschrift für Chemie

49_36/2010Cover Picture: [An(H2O)9](CF3SO3)3 (An=U–Cm, Cf): Exploring Their Stability, Structural Chemistry, and Magnetic Behavior by Experiment and Theory (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 36/2010)

Easily prepared and highly soluble actinide(III) salts are of great interest as precursors for actinide complex chemistry. In their Communication on page 6343 ff., P. Lindqvist-Reis and co-workers report how [An(H2O)9]3+(CF3SO3)3 (An=U–Cm, Cf) can be obtained directly from aqueous solution, a remarkable result for the UIII and NpIII salts given their extremely oxidation-sensitive nature. They also discuss the use of these salts as models for hydrated An3+ ions in solution.

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