Investigation of Thorium Hydride Fluorides by Matrix-Isolation Spectroscopy and Quantum-Chemical Calculations
Thomas Vent-Schmidt, Jens Metzger, Lester Andrews, Sebastian Riedel – 2015
Following the successful preparation of HUF through the reaction of laser ablated uranium atoms with HF in excess noble gases, we continue the investigation of actinide atom reactions with HF. Herein we report the reaction products of laser ablated thorium atoms with HF as well as supporting quantum chemical calculations and a discussion of the bonding in HThF and higher oxidation state molecules. The results of this study are compared to previous results obtained in similar uranium reactions.