The structure of uranyl nitrato complex with CMPO [n-Octyl(phenyl)-N, N-diisobutylcarbamoylmethylphosphine oxide] in solid state and in non-aqueous solvents without containing free CR/IPO has been studied by using IR spectrophotometer, 13C- and 31P-NMR. The carbonyl(vcO) and phosphoryl(vpO) stretching bands of coordinated CMPO were observed at lower wavenumber than the corresponding bands of free CMPO in both the states. The 13C and 31P peaks assigned to the carbonyl carbon and phosphoryl phosphine of coordinated CMPO was detected in the lower field than that of free CMPO. From these results, it was concluded that the uranyl nitrato complex with CMPO in both the states has the structure with two nitrate and one CMPO coordinated as bidentate in the equatorial plane of uranyl ion, i.e., UO2(NO3)2·CMPO. Furthermore, the electrochemical studies of UO2(NO3)2·CMPO complex in CH3CN have been carried out using cyclic and normal pulse voltammetric methods. It was found that the UO2(NO3)2·CMPO complex is reduced to U(V) complex at around −1.22V vs. Fc/Fc+ (ferrocene/ferrocenium) and that the resulting reductant is oxidized to U(VI) at around +0.04V vs. Fc/Fc+.
- Cyclic voltammetry
- Normal pulse voltammetry
- Uranium(VI) complexes
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering