Home > Research > Publications & Outputs > Actinide covalency measured by pulsed electron ...

Associated organisational unit

Electronic data

  • NatureChem_Pulsed_2016_AIP_final

    Rights statement: © 2016 Macmillan Publishers Limited, part of Springer Nature. All rights reserved.

    Accepted author manuscript, 461 KB, PDF document

    Available under license: CC BY-NC: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

Links

Text available via DOI:

View graph of relations

Actinide covalency measured by pulsed electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

Published

Standard

Actinide covalency measured by pulsed electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy. / Formanuik, Alasdair; Ana-Maria, Ariciu; Ortu, Fabrizio; Beekmeyer, Reece; Kerridge, Andrew; Tuna, Floriana; McInnes, Eric; Mills, David.

In: Nature Chemistry, Vol. 9, No. 6, 06.2017, p. 578-583.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

Harvard

Formanuik, A, Ana-Maria, A, Ortu, F, Beekmeyer, R, Kerridge, A, Tuna, F, McInnes, E & Mills, D 2017, 'Actinide covalency measured by pulsed electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy', Nature Chemistry, vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 578-583. https://doi.org/10.1038/nchem.2692

APA

Formanuik, A., Ana-Maria, A., Ortu, F., Beekmeyer, R., Kerridge, A., Tuna, F., McInnes, E., & Mills, D. (2017). Actinide covalency measured by pulsed electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy. Nature Chemistry, 9(6), 578-583. https://doi.org/10.1038/nchem.2692

Vancouver

Formanuik A, Ana-Maria A, Ortu F, Beekmeyer R, Kerridge A, Tuna F et al. Actinide covalency measured by pulsed electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy. Nature Chemistry. 2017 Jun;9(6):578-583. https://doi.org/10.1038/nchem.2692

Author

Formanuik, Alasdair ; Ana-Maria, Ariciu ; Ortu, Fabrizio ; Beekmeyer, Reece ; Kerridge, Andrew ; Tuna, Floriana ; McInnes, Eric ; Mills, David. / Actinide covalency measured by pulsed electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy. In: Nature Chemistry. 2017 ; Vol. 9, No. 6. pp. 578-583.

Bibtex

@article{7abb258e2ed3455a8ab9cf5d8ed8588c,
title = "Actinide covalency measured by pulsed electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy",
abstract = "Our knowledge of actinide chemical bonds lags far behind our understanding of the bonding regimes of any other series of elements. This is a major issue given the technological as well as fundamental importance of f-block elements. Some key chemical differences between actinides and lanthanides—and between different actinides—can be ascribed to minor differences in covalency, that is, the degree to which electrons are shared between the f-block element and coordinated ligands. Yet there are almost no direct measures of such covalency for actinides. Here we report the first pulsed electron paramagnetic resonance spectra of actinide compounds. We apply the hyperfine sublevel correlation technique to quantify the electron-spin density at ligand nuclei (via the weak hyperfine interactions) in molecular thorium(III) and uranium(III) species and therefore the extent of covalency. Such information will be important in developing our understanding of the chemical bonding, and therefore the reactivity, of actinides.",
author = "Alasdair Formanuik and Ariciu Ana-Maria and Fabrizio Ortu and Reece Beekmeyer and Andrew Kerridge and Floriana Tuna and Eric McInnes and David Mills",
note = "{\textcopyright} 2016 Macmillan Publishers Limited, part of Springer Nature. All rights reserved.",
year = "2017",
month = jun,
doi = "10.1038/nchem.2692",
language = "English",
volume = "9",
pages = "578--583",
journal = "Nature Chemistry",
issn = "1755-4330",
publisher = "Nature Publishing Group",
number = "6",

}

RIS

TY - JOUR

T1 - Actinide covalency measured by pulsed electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy

AU - Formanuik, Alasdair

AU - Ana-Maria, Ariciu

AU - Ortu, Fabrizio

AU - Beekmeyer, Reece

AU - Kerridge, Andrew

AU - Tuna, Floriana

AU - McInnes, Eric

AU - Mills, David

N1 - © 2016 Macmillan Publishers Limited, part of Springer Nature. All rights reserved.

PY - 2017/6

Y1 - 2017/6

N2 - Our knowledge of actinide chemical bonds lags far behind our understanding of the bonding regimes of any other series of elements. This is a major issue given the technological as well as fundamental importance of f-block elements. Some key chemical differences between actinides and lanthanides—and between different actinides—can be ascribed to minor differences in covalency, that is, the degree to which electrons are shared between the f-block element and coordinated ligands. Yet there are almost no direct measures of such covalency for actinides. Here we report the first pulsed electron paramagnetic resonance spectra of actinide compounds. We apply the hyperfine sublevel correlation technique to quantify the electron-spin density at ligand nuclei (via the weak hyperfine interactions) in molecular thorium(III) and uranium(III) species and therefore the extent of covalency. Such information will be important in developing our understanding of the chemical bonding, and therefore the reactivity, of actinides.

AB - Our knowledge of actinide chemical bonds lags far behind our understanding of the bonding regimes of any other series of elements. This is a major issue given the technological as well as fundamental importance of f-block elements. Some key chemical differences between actinides and lanthanides—and between different actinides—can be ascribed to minor differences in covalency, that is, the degree to which electrons are shared between the f-block element and coordinated ligands. Yet there are almost no direct measures of such covalency for actinides. Here we report the first pulsed electron paramagnetic resonance spectra of actinide compounds. We apply the hyperfine sublevel correlation technique to quantify the electron-spin density at ligand nuclei (via the weak hyperfine interactions) in molecular thorium(III) and uranium(III) species and therefore the extent of covalency. Such information will be important in developing our understanding of the chemical bonding, and therefore the reactivity, of actinides.

U2 - 10.1038/nchem.2692

DO - 10.1038/nchem.2692

M3 - Journal article

VL - 9

SP - 578

EP - 583

JO - Nature Chemistry

JF - Nature Chemistry

SN - 1755-4330

IS - 6

ER -