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The Chemistry of the Actinide and Transactinide Elements

  • Lester R. Morss
  • Norman M. Edelstein
  • Jean Fuger
  • Comprehensive 4th edition 6-volume bookset

  • A contemporary and definitive compilation of chemical properties of all of the actinide elements

  • Features technologically important elements uranium and plutonium, as well as the transactinide elements


Table of contents

  1. Norman M. Edelstein, Gerard H. Lander
    Pages 2225-2306
  2. A. J. Arko, John J. Joyce, Ladia Havela
    Pages 2307-2379
  3. Keith E. Gutowski, Nicholas J. Bridges, Robin D. Rogers
    Pages 2380-2523
  4. Gregory R. Choppin, Mark P. Jensen
    Pages 2524-2621
  5. Kenneth L. Nash, Charles Madic, Jagdish N. Mathur, Jeéroôme Lacquement
    Pages 2622-2798
  6. Carol J. Burns, Moris S. Eisen
    Pages 2799-2910
  7. Mark R. Antonio, Lynda Soderholm
    Pages 3086-3198
  8. John M. Haschke, Jerry L. Stakebake
    Pages 3199-3272
  9. Thomas E. Albrecht-Schmitt, Peter C. Burns, Sergey V. Krivovichev
    Pages 3339-3440
  10. Wolfgang Runde, Mary P. Neu
    Pages 3475-3593
  11. Donald T. Reed, Randhir P. Deo, Bruce E. Rittmann
    Pages 3595-3663
  12. Rudy J. M. Konings, Thierry Wiss, Christine Guéneau
    Pages 3665-3811
  13. R. C. Ewing, W. J. Weber
    Pages 3813-3887
  14. Kenton J. Moody, Dawn A. Shaughnessy, Karin Casteleyn, Herbert Ottmar, Klaus Lützenkirchen, Maria Wallenius et al.
    Pages 3889-4003
  15. Emmanouil Manos, Mercouri G. Kanatzidis, James A. Ibers
    Pages 4005-4077
  16. Michael C. Heaven, John K. Gibson, Joaquim Marçalo
    Pages 4079-4156
  17. Wolfgang Runde, Mary P. Neu
    Pages 4157-4191

About this book


The Chemistry of the Actinide and Transactinide Elements is the contemporary and definitive exposition of chemical properties of all of the actinide elements, especially of the technologically important elements uranium and plutonium, as well as the transactinide elements. In addition to the comprehensive treatment of the chemical properties of each element, ions and compounds from atomic number 89 (actinium) through 109 (meitnerium), the multi-volume work has specialized and authoritative chapters on electronic theory, optical and laser fluorescence spectroscopy, X-ray absorption spectroscopy, organoactinide chemistry, thermodynamics, magnetic properties, the metals, coordination chemistry, separations, trace analysis,

The Editors invited teams of authors, who are active practitioners and recognized experts in their specialty, to write each chapter and have endeavored to provide a balanced and insightful treatment of these fascinating elements at the frontier of the periodic table. Because the field has expanded with new spectroscopic techniques and environmental focus, the work now encompasses six volumes. All chapters represent the current state of research in the chemistry of these elements and related fields.


Actinide Elements Plutonium Transuranium Elements Uranium

Editors and affiliations

  • Lester R. Morss
    • 1
  • Norman M. Edelstein
    • 2
  • Jean Fuger
    • 3
  1. 1.Argonne National LaboratoryArgonneUSA
  2. 2.Lawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryBerkeleyUSA
  3. 3.University of LiègeBerkeleyBelgium

About the editors

  • Lester R. Morss is the Program Manager for Heavy Element Chemistry at the Office of Science , U.S. Department of Energy in Germantown, Maryland, USA. He was taught actinide chemistry fbyProfessor Burris B. Cunningham, his Ph.D. mentor at the University of California, Berkeley and from 1971 to 1980 he was a member of the chemistry faculty at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA. In 1980, Dr. Morss moved to the Argonne National Laboratory (Illinois, USA), where he remained as an actinide chemist until 2002 . At all of these institutions he carried out research in the inorganic chemistry of lanthanide and actinide elements, with a focus on transuranium elements. His publications were primarily in thermochemistry and structure-bonding relationships among metals, oxides, halides, and coordination complexes. Dr. Morss has had fellowships at the University of Liege, Belgium and at the University of Hannover, Germany (von Humboldt Senior Scientist) and he is also a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

  • Norman Edelstein is an emeritus Senior Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). He started his studies in actinide chemistry with Professor Burris B. Cunningham in 1964 at LBNL (then the University of California Radiation Laboratory), USA. Following Professor Cunningham’s untimely death in 1972 he became head of the actinide chemistry group and held that position until his assignment in 2000 and 2001 as temporary Program Manager for Heavy Element Chemistry at the Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy, Germantown, Maryland, USA. His primary research interests are the optical properties, magnetic properties, and electronic structure of the actinides and lanthanides; the general, inorganic and solution chemistry of the actinides; and synchrotron radiation studies of actinides and other environmentally relevant materials. Dr. Edelstein has published over 200 papers on these and other topics and has edited three other volumes on actinide subjects.

  • Jean Fuger is Professor Emeritus at the University of Liège, Belgium, where he has taught courses in radiochemistry, analytical chemistry, and related subjects. In the early stages of his career, whilst associated with the Inter-University Institute for Nuclear Sciences (Brussels, Belgium), he made extensive stays at the University of California Radiation Laboratory, Berkeley, USA, with Professor Burris B. Cunningham, from whom he learned various microchemical techniques in actinide chemistry, with emphasis on preparative chemistry and microcalorimetry. From 1986 to 1997 he served as head of the chemistry division and later as deputy director of the European Institute for Transuranium Elements, Karlsruhe, Germany. His research interests are centered on the structural and thermodynamic properties of the lanthanides and actinides and their compounds, as well as the solution chemistry of these elements. He published about 125 papers, and 20 monographs and book chapters on these topics.

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