Samarium: Chemical Properties, Occurrence and Potential Applications

Kaitlyn R. Danford (Editor)

Series: Chemistry Research and Applications
BISAC: SCI013000



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Samarium is a lanthanide that preferentially exists in the +3 oxidation state. Samarium compounds are useful as catalysts which have been employed in a large number of chemical reactions. Catalysts are very important in chemistry and are used in more than 80% of industrial processes. Since chemical processes transform raw materials into products, it is important that these reactions are relatively quick and selective so they can be considered on an industrial scale. This book discusses samarium compounds, and continues to provide information on the Sm-complex/polymer composite; activation procedures of SmI2 and its utilization for organic reactions; a comparison of Sm(III) and Cr(VI) ions; and potential applications of samarium as a dopant element. (Imprint: Novinka )


Chapter 1. Samarium Compounds: Amazing World of Catalysts
Cláudia D. Raposo (REQUIMTE, CQFB, Departamento de Química, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Caparica, Portugal)

Chapter 2. The Sm-Complex/Polymer Composite with Excellent Luminescent and X-Ray Shielding Properties
Li Liu, Shipeng Wen and Lu Yao (State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China)

Chapter 3. Activation Procedures of SmI2 and Its Utilization for Organic Reactions
Aya Yoshimura and Akiya Ogawa (Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka Prefecture University, Sakai, Osaka, Japan)

Chapter 4. Comparison of Sm(III) and Cr(VI) Ions for Visible Light Induced Reduction in Methanol by Hybrid Systems of Chiral Schiff Base Cu(II) Complexes and TiO2
Naoki Yoshida and Takashiro Akitsu (Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Tokyo University of Science, Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku Tokyo, Japan)
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Chapter 5. Potential Applications of Samarium As a Dopant Element
Nader Shehata (Department of Engineering Mathematics and Physics, Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University, Egypt) and Kathleen Meehan (The Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech, USA)


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