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Remarkably enhanced direct dissolution of plutonium oxide in task-specific ionic liquid: insights from electrochemical and theoretical investigations
- Jayachandran, Kavitha, Gupta, Ruma, Chandrakumar, K. R. S., Goswami, Dibakar, Noronha, D. M., Paul, Sumana, Kannan, S.
- Chemical communications 2019 v.55 no.10 pp. 1474-1477
- chemical communication, chemical reactions, electrochemistry, ionic liquids, ions, moieties, plutonium
- The present work envisages an approach for direct dissolution of PuO₂ in a task-specific ionic liquid (TSIL). An attractive possibility to electrodeposit plutonium from the mixture of TSIL and PuO₂ has been explored further. The carboxyl functional group attached to the TSIL plays a key role in facilitating the dissolution of plutonium ions.