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The Chemistry of the Actinide and Transactinide Elements is a contemporary and definitive compilation of chemical properties of all of the actinide elements, especially of the technologically important elements uranium and plutonium, as well as the transactinide elements. In addition to the comprehensive treatment of the chemical properties of each element, ion, and compound from atomic number 89 (actinium) through to 109 (meitnerium), this multi-volume work has specialized and definitive chapters on electronic theory, optical and laser fluorescence spectroscopy, X-ray absorption spectroscopy, organoactinide chemistry, thermodynamics, magnetic properties, the metals, coordination chemistry, separations, and trace analysis. Several chapters deal with environmental science, safe handling, and biological interactions of the actinide elements.
The Editors invited teams of authors, who are active practitioners and recognized experts in their specialty, to write each chapter and have endeavoured to provide a balanced and insightful treatment of these fascinating elements at the frontier of the periodic table. Because the field has expanded with new spectroscopic techniques and environmental focus, the work encompasses five volumes, each of which groups chapters on related topics. All chapters represent the current state of research in the chemistry of these elements and related fields.
1: Introduction. Joseph J. Katz, Lester R. Morss, Jean Fuger, Norman Edelstein.
2: Actinium. H.W. Kirby and L.R. Morss.
3: Thorium. M. Wickleder, B. Fourest, and P. Dorhout.
4: Protactinium. B. Myasoedov, H.W. Kirby, I. Tananaev.
5: Uranium. I. Grenthe, E.C. Buck, J. Drozdynski, T. Fujino, T. Albrecht-Schmitt, S.F. Wolf .
6: Neptunium. Z. Yoshida, T. Kimura, S.G. Johnson, J.R. Krsul.
7: Plutonium. David L. Clark, Mary K. Neu, Siegfried S. Hecker, Gordon D. Jarvinen.
8: Americium. Wolfgang Runde, Wallace W. Schulz..
9: Curium. Gregg J. Lumetta, Major C. Thompson , Robert A. Penneman, P. Gary Eller.
10: Berkelium. David Hobart, Joseph R. Peterson
11: Californium. Richard G. Haire.
12: Einsteinium. Richard G. Haire.
13: Transeinsteinium Elements, elements 100-103 (fermium through lawrencium). Robert J. Silva.
14: Transactinide Elements and Future Elements. Darleane C. Hoffman, Diana M. Lee, V. Pershina.
15: Summary and comparison of the actinide elements. Lester R. Morss, Jean Fuger, Norman Edelstein.
16: Spectra and electronic structures of free actinide atoms and ions. Earl F. Worden, Norbert Trautmann, J. Blaise, J-F. Wyart.
17: Theoretical Studies of the Electronic Structure of Compounds of the Actinide Elements. N. Kaltsoyannis, P. Jeffrey Hay, Jun Li, J.-P. Blaudeau, B. Bursten.
18: Optical spectra and electronic structure. G. Liu and J.V. Beitz.
19: Thermodynamic properties of actinides. R.J.M. Konings, Jean Fuger, Lester Morss.
20: Magnetic properties of actinides. Norman M. Edelstein and G.H. Lander.
21: The metallic state of actinides. John Joyce, Ladia Havela, A.J. Arko.
22: Actinide structural chemistry. Keith E. Gutowski, Nicholas J. Bridges, Robin D. Rogers.
23: Actinides in solution: Complexation and kinetics. G.R. Choppin and M.P. Jensen.
24: Actinide separation science and technology. K.L. Nash, J.N. Mathur, Charles Madic.
25: Organoactinide chemistry: Synthesis and characterization. Carol Burns and Moris Eisen.
26: Organoactinide chemistry: Reactivity in catalytic processes. Carol Burns and Moris Eisen.
27: Identification and speciation of actinides in the environment. C. Degueldre.
28: X-ray absorption spectroscopy of the actinides. L. Soderholm, M. Antonio.
29: Handling, storage, and disposition of uranium and plutonium. J. Haschke and J. Stakebake.
30: Trace analysis of actinides in geological, environmental, and biological matrices. S.F. Wolf.
31: Bioinorganic chemistry of the actinides: Metabolism in mammals, chemical and radiation toxicity, and therapeutic decorporation. Patricia W. Durbin.
Appendices I and II (nuclear properties). I. Ahmad.