Photochemical reduction of uranyl ion with triaryl phosphites in an anhydrous medium

M. S. Sidhu, P. V.K. Bhatia, R. J. Singh

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Uranyl ion is photochemically reduced to uranium(V) with triphenyl phosphite, tri-o-tolyl phosphite and tri-m-tolyl phosphite in the presence of trimethylacetic acid in dry acetone. Spectroscopic techniques have revealed the primary process involves an electron transfer mechanism followed by uranyl oxygen atom transfer to phosphorus (III). Quantum yields and Stern-Volmer quenching constant measurements exhibit competition between photochemical and photophysical annihilation of optically excited uranyl ion with triaryl phosphites in non-aqueous medium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)355-365
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry Letters
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pollution
  • Spectroscopy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


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