What is it about?
For 70 years the nuclear chemists working in Russia, USA, France, Germany the field of technetium chemistry were deeply intrigued by the incomprehensible behavior of the compound , to which the simplest structure HTcO4 had previously been attributed. Its behavior and properties differed drasically from those exhibited by the nearest "analogues neighbor" - rhenium. In this investigation we managed to find an explanation for these anomalies and discover a new class of inorganic compounds - polyoxotechnetates.
Photo by George Pagan III on Unsplash
Why is it important?
A new class of inorganic compounds - polyoxotechnetates - have been discovered. It differs from other polyoxometallates by its stability in strong acids and the ox-red behaviour.
Read the Original
This page is a summary of: A 70‐Year‐Old Mystery in Technetium Chemistry Explained by the New Technetium Polyoxometalate [H
..., Chemistry - A European Journal, August 2021, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/chem.202102035.
You can read the full text:
The following have contributed to this page