Infra-Red Spectrum of Praseodymium Nitrite


IN researches undertaken in this Laboratory, it has been necessary to characterize certain species in the thermal decomposition of a number of metal nitrates. In order to do this, it has been found useful to obtain the spectra of a number of metal nitrites. Nitrites are known to occur in the course of decomposition of a number of metal nitrates1; it has been found that praseodymium nitrite is a transient product in the thermal decomposition of praseodymium nitrate2. Praseodymium nitrite also appears as an intermediate in the interaction of nitrogen dioxide on praseodymia (Honig, J. M., and Vratny, F., unpublished work).

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VRATNY, F., TSAI, M. & GUGLIOTTA, F. Infra-Red Spectrum of Praseodymium Nitrite. Nature 188, 484–485 (1960).

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