Linfeng Rao

Senior Scientist

Glenn T. Seaborg Center / Chemical Sciences Division
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
MS 70A-1150
Berkeley, CA 94720


Office telephone: (510)486-5427
Actinide Chemistry Group FAX: (510)486-5596
lrao@lbl.gov

Academic Vita

Research Interests

A Short CV

Recent Publications

Relevent Links

The Variable-Temperature Calorimetry Laboratory at the Glenn T. Seaborg Center
Division of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology, American Chemical Society
Exploring the Table of Isotopes
Table of Isotopes

Links to Recent Papers

Optical absorption and structure of a highly symmetrical neptunium(V) diamide complex
G. Tian, J. Xu, L. Rao
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 44, 6200-6203 (2005). LBNL-58660

Interaction of actinides with carboxylates in solution: complexation of U(VI), Th(IV) and Nd(III) with acetate at variable temperatures
L. Rao, P. Zanonato, P. Di Bernardo
J. Nucl. Radiochem. Sciences 6(1), 31-37 (2005). LBNL-56685

The OECD/NEA TDB review of selected organic ligands
W. Hummel, G. Anderegg, I. Puigdomenech, L. Rao, O. Tochiyama
Radiochim. Acta, 93, 719-725. LBNL-57908

Complexation of thorium(IV) with malonate at variable temperatures
T. G. Srinivasan, P. Zanonato, P. Di Bernardo, A. Bismondo, L. Rao
J. Alloys and Compounds, 408-412, 1252-1259 (2006). LBNL-56373

Oxidative alkaline leaching of americium from simulated tank waste sludges
W. A. Reed, A. Yu. Garnov, L. Rao, K. L. Nash, A. H. Bond
Separation Science and Technology, 40(5), 1029-1046 (2005). LBNL-54752

Extraction of strontium from HLLW using N,N,N',N'-tetra-isobutyl-3-oxa-pentadiamide
G. Tian, J. Wang, Y. Shen, L. Rao
Solvent Extraction & Ion Exchange 23(4), 519-528 (2005). LBNL-57909

Extraction of actinide (III, IV, V, VI) ions and Tc(VII) by N,N,N',N'-tetra-isobutyl-3-oxa-glutaramide
G. Tian, P. Zhang, J. Wang, L. Rao
Solvent Extraction & Ion Exchange 23(5), 631-643 (2005). LBNL-57031

Solubility of (UO2)3(PO4)2.4H2O in H-Na-OH-H2PO4-HPO4-PO4-H2O and its comparison to the analogous PuO22+ system
D. Rai, Y. Xia, L. Rao, N. J. Hess, A. R. Felmy, D. A. Moore, D. E. McCreedy
J. Sol. Chem. 34, 469-498 (2005). LBNL-56684

Hydrolysis of uranium(VI) at variable temperatures (10 - 85 oC)
P. Zanonato, P. Di Bernardo, A. Bismondo, G. Liu, X. Chen, L. Rao
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 126, 5515-5522 (2004). LBNL-54256

Hydrolysis of neptunium(V) at variable temperatures (10 - 85 oC)
L. Rao, T. G. Srinivasan, A. Yu. Garnov, P. Zanonato, P. Di Bernardo, A. Bismondo
Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 68, 4821-4830 (2004). LBNL-54349

Protonation and complexation of isosaccharinic acid with U(VI) and Fe(III) in acidic solutions: Potentiometric and calorimetric studies
L. Rao, A. Yu. Garnov, D. Rai, Y. Xia, R. C. Moore
Radiochim. Acta, accepted (2004). LBNL-54255

Complexation of Uranium(VI) and Samarium(III) with Oxydiacetice Acid: Temperature Effect and Coordination Modes
L. Rao, A. Yu. Garnov, J. Jiang, P. Di Bernardo, P. Zanonato, A. Bismondo
Inorg. Chem. 42 (11), 3685-3692 (2003). LBNL-52011

Complexation of Thorium(IV) with 2-Furoic Acid and 2-Thenoic Acid in Aqueous Solution
A. Bismondo, P. Di Bernardo, P. Zanonato, J. Jiang, L. Rao
J. Chem. Soc. Dalton Trans. 469-474 (2003). LBNL-51619

Acidity and structure of isosaccharinate in aqueous solution: A nuclear magnetic resonance study
H. Cho, D. Rai, N. J. Hess, Y. Xia, L. Rao,
J. Sol. Chem. 32, 691-702 (2003). LBNL-52700

Comprehensive Thermodynamic Model Applicable to Highly Acidic to Basic Conditions for Isosaccharinate Reactions with Ca(II) and Np(IV)
D. Rai, N. J. Hess, Y. Xia, L. Rao, H. M. Cho, R. C. Moore, L. R. Van Loon
J. Sol. Chem. 32, 665-689 (2003). LBNL-52614

Thermodynamic Model for the Solubility of ThO2(am) in the AqueousNa+-H+-OH--NO3--H2O-EDTA System
Y. Xia, A. R. Felmy, L. Rao, Z. Wang, N. J. Hess
Radiochim. Acta 91, 751-760 (2003). LBNL-52615

Leaching of U(VI), Am(III) and Sr(II) from Simulated Tank Waste Sludges
A. Yu. Garnov, L. Rao, K. L. Nash, A. H. Bond
Separation Science and Technology, 38 (2), 359-374 (2003). LBNL-50835

Characterization of Cr(III) Species and Their Redox Reactivity with H2O2 in Alkaline Solutions
L. Rao, Z. Zhang, J. I. Friese, B. Ritherdon, S. B. Clark, N. J. Hess, D. Rai
J. Chem. Soc. Dalton Trans., 267-274 (2002). LBNL-47454

Complexation of Uranium(VI) with Acetate at Variable Temperatures
J. Jiang, L. Rao, P. Di Bernardo, P. Zanonato, A. Bismondo
J. Chem. Soc. Dalton Trans., 1832-1836 (2002). LBNL-48813

Chromatographic Separation and Characterization of Hydrolyzed Cr(III) Species
J. I. Friese, B. Ritherdon, S. B. Clark, Z. Zhang, L. Rao, D. Rai
Anal. Chem. 74, 13, 2977-2984 (2002). LBNL-50837

Actinides in Alkaline Media: Dissolution, Mineral Associations, and Speciation in Hanford Waste Tank Sludge Simulants
K. L. Nash, A. V. Gelis, M. P. Jensen, A. H. Bond, J. C. Sullivan, L. Rao, A. Garnov
Nuclear Science and Technology, Supplement 3, 512-515 (2002). LBNL-49979

Complexation of Uranium(VI) with Malonate at Variable Temperatures
L. Rao, J. Jiang, P. Zanonato, P. Di Bernardo, A. Bismondo, A. Yu. Garnov
Radiochimica Acta, 90, 581-588 (2002). LBNL-49455

Thermodynamic Model for the Solubility of Cr(OH)3(am) in Concentrated NaOH and NaOH-NaNO3 Solutions
D. Rai, N. J. Hess, L. Rao, Z. Zhang, A. R. Felmy, D. A. Moore, S. B. Clark, G. J. Lumetta
J. Sol. Chem. 31: 343-367 (2002). LBNL-47241

Complexation of Eu(III) with Alkyl-Substituted Diamides in Acetonitrile
L. Rao, P. Zanonato, P. Di Bernardo, A. Bismondo
J. Chem. Soc. Dalton Trans., 1939-1944 (2001). LBNL-47175

Determining the Distribution of Pu, Np and U Oxidation States in Dilute NaCl and Synthetic Brine Solutions
Y. Xia, L. Rao, D. Rai, A. R. Felmy
J. Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 250, 27-37 (2001). LBNL-47334

Surface Chemistry and Electrochemistry of Supported Zerovalent Iron Nanoparticles in the Remediation of Aqueous Metal Contaminants
S. M. Ponder, J. G. Darab, J. Bucher, D. Caulder, I. Craig, L. Davis, N. Edelstein, W. Lukens, H. Nitsche, L. Rao, D. K. Shuh, T. E. Mallouk
Chemistry of Materials, 13 (2), 479-486 (2001). LBNL-47371

EXAFS Studies of Americium (III)-Benzimidazole Complex in Ethanol
T. Yaita, S. Tachimori, N. M. Edelstein, J. J. Bucher, L. Rao, D. K. Shuh, P. G. Allen
J. Synch. Rad., 8 (2), 663-665 (2001). LBNL-46607

Plutonium Mobilization and Matrix Dissolution during Experimental Sludge Washing of Bismuth Phosphate, Redox, and Purex Waste Simulants
A. H. Bond, K. L. Nash, A. V. Gelis, J. C. Sullivan, M. P. Jensen, L. Rao
Separation Science and Technology, 36 (5 & 6), 1241-1256 (2001). LBNL-46505

Thermodynamic Studies of the Complexation between Neodymium and Acetate at Elevated Temperatures
P. Zanonato, P. Di Bernardo, A. Bismondo, L. Rao, G. R. Choppin
J. Sol. Chem. 30 (1), 1-18 (2001). LBNL-45267

Calorimetric and Spectroscopic Studies of Eu(III) Complexation with Tetramethylmalonamide and Tetramethylsuccinamide in Acetonitrile and Dimethylsulfoxide
L. Rao, P. Zanonato, P. Di Bernardo, A. Bismondo
Inorg. Chim. Acta, 306, 49-64 (2000). LBNL-43087

Complexation of Thorium (IV) with Desmethyldesferri-thiocin
L. Rao, G. R. Choppin, R. J. Bergeron
Radiochim. Acta, 88, 851-856 (2000). LBNL-45202

Behavior of Actinide Ions during Sludge Washing of Alkaline Radioactive Wastes
A. H. Bond, K. L. Nash, A. V. Gelis, M. P. Jensen, J. C. Sullivan, L. Rao
in Material Research Society Symposium Proceedings: Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management XXIII, 608, 595-600, 2000. LBNL-46506




Linfeng Rao
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
MS 70A-1150
Berkeley, CA 94720
lrao@lbl.gov