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Interaction of uranium(VI) with nitrogen containing model ligands studied by laser-induced fluorescence spectroscopy
Raditzky, B.; Schmeide, K.; Sachs, S.; Geipel, G.; Bernhard, G.;
The complexation of uranium(VI) with two nitrogen containing organic ligands, representing model substances for humic acid building blocks, has been investigated at pH values between 1.5 and 4.5 and an ionic strength of 0.1 M (NaClO4). Using two independent fluorescence spectroscopic methods, time-resolved laser-induced fluorescence spectroscopy (TRLFS) and TRLFS with ultrafast pulses (fs-TRLFS), the complex formation of uranium(VI) with anthranilic and nicotinic acid in aqueous solution was studied. In both systems a decrease in the luminescence intensity was observed with increasing ligand or metal ion concentration. Uranium(VI) complexes of the type MxLyHz were identified. Anthranilic acid forms a 1:1 complex under the given experimental conditions with a stability constant of log ß111 = 8.00 ± 0.10. For the uranium(VI) nicotinate system 1:1 and 1:2 complexes could be identified. The corresponding formation constants were calculated to be log ß111 = 8.60 ± 0.08 and log ß122 = 17.29 ± 0.10.
Keywords: uranium(VI), complexation, anthranilic acid, nicotinic acid, TRLFS, fs-TRLFS

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