Accession Number:

AD0252563

Title:

THE USE OF ORGANOMETALLIC COMPOUNDS IN PURIFICATION OF MAGNESIUM, CALCIUM, MERCURY, GALLIUM, RHENIUM AND NICKEL

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LITTLE (ARTHUR D) INC CAMBRIDGE MA

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Report Date:

1960-12-31

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1.0

Abstract:

Results of an experimental program devoted to the purification of metals by the use of organometallic compounds are described. Magnesium can be electrodeposited from ethylmagnesium hydride solutions but high purity has not been achieved. Organocalcium compounds are not suitable intermediates for calcium purification. Ultra-pure mercury was prepared by decomposition of diethylmercury with ultraviolet light. Organogallium compounds did not yield gallium when exposed to ultraviolet light, and on thermal decomposition gave a product contaminated with carbon. Highpurity rhenium was prepared from rhenium carbonyl by thermal decomposition. Exploratory experiments on nickel carbonyl pyrolysis were carried out. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE