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Structure, equilibrium and ligand exchange dynamics in the binary and ternary dioxouranium(VI)-ethylenediamine-N,N '-diacetic acid-fluoride system: a potentiometric, NMR and X-ray crystallographic study
KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7552-1076
KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry.
2006 (English)In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, no 43, 5176-5183 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The structure, thermodynamics and kinetics of the binary and ternary uranium(VI)-ethylenediamine- N,N'-diacetate (in the following denoted EDDA) fluoride systems have been studied using potentiometry, H-1, F-19 NMR spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction. The UO22+ - EDDA system could be studied up to - log[H3O+] = 3.4 where the formation of two binary complexes UO2(EDDA)(aq) and UO2(H(3)EDDA)(3+) were identified, with equilibrium constants log beta(UO(2)EDDA) = 11.63 +/- 0.02 and log beta(UO(2)H(3)EDDA(3+)) = 1.77 +/- 0.04, respectively. In the ternary system the complexes UO2(EDDA) F-, UO2(EDDA)(OH)(-) and (UO2)(2)(mu-OH)(2)(HEDDA)(2)F-2(aq) were identified; the latter through F-19 NMR. H-1 NMR spectra indicate that the EDDA ligand is chelate bonded in UO2(EDDA)(aq), UO2(EDDA) F- and UO2(EDDA)(OH)(-) while only one carboxylate group is coordinated in UO2(H(3)EDDA)(3+). The rate and mechanism of the fluoride exchange between UO2(EDDA) F- and free fluoride was studied by F-19 NMR spectroscopy. Three reactions contribute to the exchange; (i) site exchange between UO2(EDDA) F- and free fluoride without any net chemical exchange, (ii) replacement of the coordinated fluoride with OH- and (iii) the self dissociation of the coordinated fluoride forming UO2(EDDA)(aq); these reactions seem to follow associative mechanisms. H-1 NMR spectra show that the exchange between the free and chelate bonded EDDA is slow and consists of several steps, protonation/deprotonation and chelate ring opening/ring closure, the mechanism cannot be elucidated from the available data. The structure (UO2)(2)(EDDA)(2)(mu-H(2)EDDA) was determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction and contains two UO2( EDDA) units with tetracoordinated EDDA linked by H(2)EDDA in the zwitterion form, coordinated through a single carboxylate oxygen from each end to the two uranium atoms. The geometry of the complexes indicates that there is no geometric constraint for an associative ligand substitution mechanism.

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2006. no 43, 5176-5183 p.
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dioxouranium(vi) complexes, aqueous-solution, uranyl, titrations, mechanisms
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-16101DOI: 10.1039/b608814gISI: 000241679500011ScopusID: 2-s2.0-33750445264OAI: diva2:334143
QC 20100525Available from: 2010-08-05 Created: 2010-08-05Bibliographically approved

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