Haif Al-Shammari

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The Arabian Gulf region is moving towards a nuclear energy option with the first nuclear power plant now operational in Bushehr, Iran, and others soon to be constructed in Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia. Radiological safety is becoming a prime concern in the region. This study compiles available data and presents recent radionuclide data for the northern Gulf(More)
A radiochemical technique for determination of plutonium isotopes and 241Am in soil samples is tested against IAEA-standard reference materials to determine its accuracy and precision for reliable results. The technique is then used in the investigation of topsoil samples, collected from the natural environment of the central region of Saudi Arabia, to(More)
The Arabian Gulf is a semi-enclosed water body that has witnessed accelerated anthropogenic activity, in terms of commissioning of nuclear power plants, desalination facilities, oil refineries and extensive coastal development. Furthermore, three wars during the past three decades is a potential worry. This study presents the first plutonium baseline in(More)
Tetrasubstituted alkenes bearing geminal 2-indenyl substituents--9-[bis(1H-inden-2-yl)methylidene]-9H-fluorene (6), 2,2'-(2,2-diphenylethene-1,1-diyl)-bis(1H-indene) (7), and 2,2'-(2-propylpent-1-ene-1,1-diyl)-bis(1H-indene) (8) have been synthesized and metallated to form a new class of ansa titanium and zirconium metallocene complexes containing a single(More)
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