The Chemistry of the Actinide and Transactinide Elements

  • Lester R. Morss
  • Norman M. Edelstein
  • Jean Fuger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Volume 1

    1. Joseph J. Katz, Lester R. Morss, Norman M. Edelstein, Jean Fuger
      Pages 1-17
    2. Harold W. Kirby, Lester R. Morss
      Pages 18-51
    3. Mathias S. Wickleder, Blandine Fourest, Peter K. Dorhout
      Pages 52-160
    4. Boris F. Myasoedov, Harold W. Kirby, Ivan G. Tananaev
      Pages 161-252
    5. Ingmar Grenthe, Janusz Drożdżynński, Takeo Fujino, Edgar C. Buck, Thomas E. Albrecht-Schmitt, Stephen F. Wolf
      Pages 253-698
    6. Back Matter
  3. Volume 2

    1. Zenko Yoshida, Stephen G. Johnson, Takaumi Kimura, John R. Krsul
      Pages 699-812
    2. David L. Clark, Siegfried S. Hecker, Gordon D. Jarvinen, Mary P. Neu
      Pages 813-1264
    3. Wolfgang H. Runde, Wallace W. Schulz
      Pages 1265-1395
    4. Back Matter
  4. Volume 3

    1. Gregg J. Lumetta, Major C. Thompson, Robert A. Penneman, P. Gary Eller
      Pages 1397-1443
    2. David E. Hobart, Joseph R. Peterson
      Pages 1444-1498
    3. Richard G. Haire
      Pages 1499-1576
    4. Richard G. Haire
      Pages 1577-1620
    5. Robert J. Silva
      Pages 1621-1651
    6. Darleane C. Hoffman, Diana M. Lee, Valeria Pershina
      Pages 1652-1752
    7. Norman M. Edelstein, Jean Fuger, Joseph J. Katz, Lester R. Morss
      Pages 1753-1835
    8. Earl F. Worden, Jean Blaise, Mark Fred, Norbert Trautmann, Jean-François Wyart
      Pages 1836-1892
    9. Nikolas Kaltsoyannis, P. Jeffrey Hay, Jun Li, Jean-Philippe Blaudeau, Bruce E. Bursten
      Pages 1893-2012

About this book


The ?rst edition of this work (The Chemistry of the Actinide Elements by J. J. Katz and G. T. Seaborg) was published in 1957, nearly a half century ago. Although the chemical properties of thorium and uranium had been studied for over a century, and those of actinium and protactinium for over ?fty years, all of the chemical properties of neptunium and heavier elements as well as a great deal of uranium chemistry had been discovered since 1940. In fact, the concept that these elements were members of an “actinide” series was ?rst enunciated in 1944. In this book of 500 pages the chemical properties of the ?rst transuranium elements (neptunium, plutonium, and americium) were described in great detail but the last two actinide elements (nobelium and lawrencium) remained to be discovered. It is not an exaggeration to say that The Chemistry of the Actinide Elements expounded a relatively new branch of chemistry. The second edition was published in 1986, by which time all of the actinide elements had been synthesized and chemically characterized, at least to some extent. At this time the chemistry of the actinide elements had reached maturity.


Absorption Actinide Elements CATE Coordination Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Transactinide elements Transuranium Elements Uranium chemistry dynamics environment magnetic properties spectroscopy thermodynamics toxicity

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 LiègeLiègeBelgium

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media B.V 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-3555-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-3598-2
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