Uranium boride

Uranium boride

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Name = Uranium boride
ImageFile = Uranium boride.jpg
ImageName = Uranium boride
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Section1 = Chembox Identifiers
CASNo = 12007-36-2

Section2 = Chembox Properties
Formula = UB2
MolarMass = 259.651 g/mol
Density = 12.7 g/cm3
Solvent = other solvents
SolubleOther = x.xx g/l
MeltingPt = 2430 °C
BoilingPt =

Uranium boride (UB2), a compound of uranium and boron, is a very stable glassy material that is insoluble in water.

It is being explored as a method of immobilising uranium waste, and rendering it safe for long term storage. Some applications in endocurietherapy, a method of radiation therapy where in radioactive microspheres are implanted directly into the treatment site and allowed to remain for an extended period of time, may also use this class of material as it would not be attacked while "in situ".

References

* [http://www.freepatentsonline.com/5342283.html Endocurietherapy , United States Patent 5342283]
* [http://sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa003&articleID=00081C34-0A3B-1C5E-B882809EC588ED9F Cheap, Safe Storage for Radioactive Materials]

External links

* [http://mymatweb.com/search/SpecificMaterial.asp?bassnum=EINOR0937 MyMatWeb article]


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