Uranyl oxo activation and functionalization by metal cation coordination.

Abstract

The oxo groups in the uranyl ion [UO(2)](2+)-one of many oxo cations formed by metals from across the periodic table-are particularly inert, which explains the dominance of this ion in the laboratory and its persistence as an environmental contaminant. In contrast, transition metal oxo (M=O) compounds can be highly reactive and carry out difficult reactions… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/nchem.904

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