Patent Number: 8,501,484

Title: Preparation of cerium halide solvate complexes

Abstract: Crystals of a solvated cerium(III) halide solvate complex resulted from a process of forming a paste of a cerium(III) halide in an ionic liquid, adding a solvent to the paste, removing any undissolved solid, and then cooling the liquid phase. Diffusing a solvent vapor into the liquid phase also resulted in crystals of a solvated cerium(III) halide complex.

Inventors: Vasudevan; Kalyan V. (Los Almos, NM), Smith; Nickolaus A. (Santa Fe, NM), Gordon; John C. (Los Alamos, NM), McKigney; Edward A. (Los Alamos, NM), Muenchausen; Ross E. (Los Alamos, NM)

Assignee: Los Alamos National Security, LLC

International Classification: G01N 33/20 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2021-08-06 0:00:00