A Nonbreakable Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Sample Container for Radioactive Materials
Our organoactinide research efforts have stimulated the development of several sample handling innovations.1 Of particular interest was the nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopic investigation of radioactive as well as water- and air-sensitive compounds. The potential for accidental radioactive contamination release by breakage of a standard NMR sample glass tube was considered an unacceptable hazard. To eliminate this potential, a simple nonbreakable sample container was designed for insertion into a standard (5.0 mm o.d.) glass NMR tube. This sample arrangement permitted routine NMR analyses on radioactive materials to be carried out with a minimum risk.
KeywordsUranium Extractor Ylsilane
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