The uranium amalgam was quantitatively prepared by electrolysis from the aqueous solution containing acetic acid and sodium acetate using a mercury cathode. A bright button or brown porous one of uranium metal was obtained by thermal decomposition of the amalgam. The purity was found to be much higher than commercial grade metal of ca. 99.95%. As a result of this work, the simple and easy procedure for preparation of uranium metal with a high level of purity on the laboratory scale has been developed.
- High purity metal
- Uranium metal