Organoneptunium chemistry

Organoneptunium chemistry is the chemical science exploring the properties, structure and reactivity of organoneptunium compounds, which are organometallic compounds containing a carbon to neptunium chemical bond.[1] Several such compounds exist even though the element itself, neptunium, is man-made and highly radioactive: tricyclopentadienylneptunium-chloride,[2][3] tetrakis(cyclopentadienyl)neptunium(IV)[4] and neptunocene Np(C8H8)2.


  1. ^ Organometallic Neptunium Chemistry Polly L. Arnold, Michał S. Dutkiewicz, and Olaf Walter Chemical Reviews Article ASAP doi:10.1021/acs.chemrev.7b00192
  2. ^ Über die Existenz von Tri-cyclopentadienyl-neptunium(IV)-halogenid F. BaumgärtnerE. O. FischerP. Laubereau Naturwissenschaften January 1965, Volume 52, Issue 20, pp 560–560 doi:10.1007/BF00631569
  3. ^ Tricyclopentadienylneptunium-chlorid E.O.Fischer P.Laubereau F.Baumgärtner B.Kanellakopulos Journal of Organometallic Chemistry Volume 5, Issue 6, June 1966, Pages 583-584 doi:10.1016/S0022-328X(00)85165-7
  4. ^ Baumgärtner, F., Fischer, E. O., Kanellakopulos, B. and Laubereau, P. (1968), Tetrakis(cyclopentadienyl)neptunium(IV). Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl., 7: 634. doi:10.1002/anie.196806341