Inorganic Seminar Dr. Stosh Kozimor ( Los Alamos National Laboratory)

November 21, 2017 - 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Lynch Lecture Hall Chemistry Complex
Attached Document: 

Title Coordination Chemistry of +3 Actinides


Actinides in the +3 oxidation state occupy central roles in many areas that are important for our quality of life. These range from developing targeted alpha therapy in treating cancer to processing spent nuclear fuel. Hence, there is pressing need to advance fundamental understanding of +3 actinide coordination chemistry. While numerous heroic efforts have advanced AnIII chemistry, two main technical challenges have impeded scientific advancements. These include (1) obtaining sufficient quantities of highly radioactive actinides for study, and (2) safely handling the highly-radioactive actinide elements. This talk will describe our recent efforts to make use of upgrades at the SSRL synchrotron facility to overcome the challenges associated with conducted studies on Ac, Am, and Cm elements. Inquiries please contact Rosa M. Vargas



Synthesis and Characterization of the Actinium Aquo Ion
Maryline G. Ferrier, Benjamin W. Stein, Enrique R. Batista, John M. Berg, Eva R. Birnbaum, Jonathan W. Engle, Kevin D. John, Stosh A. Kozimor, Juan S. Lezama Pacheco, and Lindsay N. Redman
ACS Cent. Sci., 2017, 3 (3), pp 176–185
DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.6b00356

Covalency in Americium(III) Hexachloride
Justin N. Cross, Jing Su, Enrique R. Batista, Samantha K. Cary, William J. Evans, Stosh A. Kozimor, Veronika Mocko, Brian L. Scott, Benjamin W. Stein, Cory J. Windorff, and Ping Yang
J. Am. Chem. Soc., Articles ASAP (As Soon As Publishable)
Publication Date (Web): June 14, 2017 (Article)
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b03755

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