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Inorganic chemistry

Structural characterization of the first hydroxo-bridged plutonium compound, (PuO(2))(2)(IO(3))(mu(2)-OH)(3).


PMID 16022517

Abstract

The hydrothermal reaction of a (239)Pu(IV) stock solution in the presence of iodic acid and 1 M KOH produces reddish-brown single crystals of (PuO(2))(2)(IO(3))(OH)(3). The structure consists of two-dimensional layers forming in the ac plane and is the first single-crystal structure of plutonium(VI) connected through hydroxide anions. The additional linkage of plutonium centers is completed through iodate ligands.