Preparation of high purity uranium metal from aqueous solutions

Y. Shiokawa, K. Hasegawa, K. Konashi, M. Takahashi, K. Suzuki

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Abstract

The uranium amalgam was quantitatively prepared by electrolysis from the aqueous solution containing acetic acid and sodium acetate using a mercury cathode. A bright button or brown porous one of uranium metal was obtained by thermal decomposition of the amalgam. The purity was found to be much higher than commercial grade metal of ca. 99.95%. As a result of this work, the simple and easy procedure for preparation of uranium metal with a high level of purity on the laboratory scale has been developed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98-101
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Volume255
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jun 22

Keywords

  • Amalgam
  • Electrolysis
  • High purity metal
  • Uranium metal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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