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Symmetry 2010, 2(1), 1-14; doi:10.3390/sym2010001

Symmetry, Optical Properties and Thermodynamics of Neptunium(V) Complexes

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
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Received: 25 November 2009 / Revised: 19 December 2009 / Accepted: 21 December 2009 / Published: 28 December 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Feature Papers: Symmetry Concepts and Applications)
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Recent results on the optical absorption and symmetry of the Np(V) complexes with dicarboxylate and diamide ligands are reviewed. The importance of recognizing the “silent” feature of centrosymmetric Np(V) species in analyzing the absorption spectra and calculating the thermodynamic constants of Np(V) complexes is emphasized.
Keywords: symmetry; optical absorption; thermodynamics; neptunium; complexation symmetry; optical absorption; thermodynamics; neptunium; complexation

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Rao, L.; Tian, G. Symmetry, Optical Properties and Thermodynamics of Neptunium(V) Complexes. Symmetry 2010, 2, 1-14.

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