A simple redox transmetallation synthesis of uranium tetrachloride and related preparations of uranium triiodide and chlorotris(cyclopentadienyl)uranium(IV)

G. B. Deacon, T. D. Tuong

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Reaction of mercuric chloride with an excess of uranium metal in tetrahydrofuran (THF) yields UCl4(THF)3, whilst UI3(THF)4 is obtained from a similar reaction with mercuric iodide. Chlorotris(cyclopentadienyl)uranium(IV) has been obtained by treatment of either (C5H5)2Hg and mercuric chloride, or mercuric chloride and Tl(C5H5) with an excess of uranium in tetrahydrofuran.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-250
Number of pages2
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1988

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