Th Thorium

Supplement Volume C 3 Compounds with Nitrogen

  • R. Benz
  • A. Naoumidis
  • D. Brown
  • Rudolf Keim
  • Cornelius Keller

Part of the Gmelin Handbook of Inorganic Chemistry 8th Edition book series (GMELIN, volume T-h / A-E / C / 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N2-XVI
  2. R. Benz, A. Naoumidis, David Brown
    Pages 1-123
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 124-126

About this book

Introduction

This volume C 3, as a part of the Gmelin "Thorium" Handbook, Series C, describes the thorium-nitrogen compounds. Included are compounds both of technological importance like the nitrides and the nitrates and those of merely scientific interest, such as amides and related compounds. However, due to the decreasing technical importance of the nuclear thorium fuel cycle, especially with the advanced fuels like the nitride ThN, in recent years, the thorium compounds with nitrogen have been investigated much less extensively than the correspond­ ing uranium compounds. In order to have the data for the Th-N-X systems accumulated in one specific volume, the decision was made to publish this volume without incorporating other Th systems. ThN is the compound with the lowest N :Th ratio. In addition to its (former) nuclear interest due to its thermal and radiation stability, it has many very interesting physicochemical properties. Thorium nitrate, the other well-investigated compound, is of importance because it is (in the form of an adduct with tri-n-butylphosphate) the extracted compound when burnt-up thorium fuels are reprocessed. Despite the wealth of accumulated data on the chemical and physicochemical properties of the compounds discussed, the knowledge of the compounds and of the systems is far from satisfactory - it must be deepened and improved in further studies. I would like to thank the competent authors for their critical contributions as well as the Gmelin-Institute for the excellent cooperation provided, especially Prof. Dr. Fluck and Dr. Keim, the editor-in-chief of this volume.

Keywords

Isotop Radium Recovery boron chemistry hydrogen oxygen uranium

Authors and affiliations

  • R. Benz
    • 1
  • A. Naoumidis
    • 1
  • D. Brown
    • 2
  1. 1.Kernforschungsanlage JülichJülichFederal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Chemistry DivisionAtomic Energy Research EstablishmentHarwellEngland

Editors and affiliations

  • Rudolf Keim
    • 1
  • Cornelius Keller
    • 2
  1. 1.Gmelin-InstitutFrankfurt am MainGermany
  2. 2.Schule für KerntechnikKernforschungszentrum KarlsruheGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-06330-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-06332-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-06330-9
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