Inorganic Chemistry

An Ultrastable Heterobimetallic Uranium(IV)/Vanadium(III) Solid Compound Protected by a Redox-Active Phosphite Ligand: Crystal Structure, Oxidative Dissolution, and First-Principles Simulation

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The first heterobimetallic uranium(IV)/vanadium(III) phosphite compound, Na2UV2(HPO3)6 (denoted as UVP), was synthesized via an in situ redox-active hydrothermal reaction. It exhibits superior hydrolytic and antioxidant stability compared to the majority of structures containing low-valent uranium or vanadium, further elucidated by first-principles simulations, and therefore shows potential applications in nuclear waste management.