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Photochemical Oxidation of Neptunium(V) by Xenon Trioxide

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XENON trioxide is a strong oxidizing agent, with a potential of −1.8 V (ref. 1) and the kinetics of several of its oxidation reactions, all of them thermal, have been studied2–4. We have now obtained evidence of a photochemical reaction in the course of a study of the oxidation of neptunium(V) by xenon trioxide

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CLEVELAND, J., WERKEMA, G. Photochemical Oxidation of Neptunium(V) by Xenon Trioxide. Nature 215, 732–733 (1967).

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