Photoconversion and photocatalytic activity of uranyl in acetone solutions
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We have studied the effect of irradiation on the uranyl nitrate — acetone and uranyl perchlorate — acetone systems. We have established that when the uranyl perchlorate — acetone system is irradiated, polymerization of the acetone occurs and the catalyst for the process is excited uranyl complexes. In the polymer, uranium is found in the form of nanoclusters of pentavalent and tetravalent uranium, formed as a result of photochemical reactions. Polymerization does not occur in the uranyl nitrate — acetone system. We consider possible factors responsible for the noted differences.
Key wordsuranium complexes tetravalent and pentavalent uranium photochemical processes polymerization
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