Neptunium(IV) nitrate


Neptunium(IV) nitrate is an inorganic compound, a salt of neptunium and nitric acid with the chemical formula Np(NO3)4.[1][2][3] The compound forms gray crystals, dissolves in water, and forms crystal hydrates.[4][5]

Neptunium(IV) nitrate
Other names
Neptunium tetranitrate
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EC Number
  • 247-352-3
  • 3015250
  • InChI=1S/4NO3.Np/c4*2-1(3)4;/q4*-1;
  • [N+](=O)([O-])[O-].[N+](=O)([O-])[O-].[N+](=O)([O-])[O-].[N+](=O)([O-])[O-].[Np]
Molar mass 485.02
Appearance Grey crystals
GHS labelling:
Related compounds
Related compounds
Plutonium(IV) nitrate
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Addition of dilute nitric acid to freshly prepared neptunium(IV) hydroxide:[6][7]


Physical propertiesEdit

Neptunium(IV) nitrate forms gray hygroscopic crystals.

It is soluble in water.

It forms a crystal hydrate of the composition Np(NO3)4•2H2O.


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  3. ^ Guillaume, B.; Moulin, J.P.; Maurice, Ch. (27–29 November 1984). "CHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF NEPTUNIUM APPLIED TO NEPTUNIUM MANAGEMENT IN EXTRACTION CYCLES OF PUREX PROCESS" (PDF). Retrieved 17 August 2021.
  4. ^ Alian, A.; Haggag, A. (1 May 1967). "Amine extraction and determination of activity coefficients of neptunium and plutonium nitrates". Journal of Inorganic and Nuclear Chemistry. 29 (5): 1355–1363. doi:10.1016/0022-1902(67)80378-6. ISSN 0022-1902. Retrieved 17 August 2021.
  5. ^ Koltunov, V. S.; Taylor, R. J.; Savilova, O. A.; Zhuravleva, G. I.; Denniss, I. S.; Wallwork, A. L. (1 January 1997). "Kinetics and Mechanism of the Oxidation of Neptunium(IV) by Nitric Acid in Tributyl Phosphate Solution". Radiochimica Acta. 76 (1–2): 45–54. doi:10.1524/ract.1997.76.12.45. ISSN 2193-3405. S2CID 99652660. Retrieved 18 August 2021.
  6. ^ Seaborg, Glenn Theodore (1949). The Transuranium Elements: Research Papers. McGraw-Hill. p. 1102. Retrieved 17 August 2021.
  7. ^ Laidler, J. B. (1 January 1966). "Neptunium nitrates". Journal of the Chemical Society A: Inorganic, Physical, Theoretical: 780–784. doi:10.1039/J19660000780. ISSN 0022-4944. Retrieved 18 August 2021.