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uranium hexafluoride

noun, Chemistry
a colorless, water-insoluble, crystalline, volatile solid, UF 6 , used in its gaseous state in separating uranium 235 from uranium.
1940-45 Unabridged
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  • It has converted yellowcake into uranium hexafluoride gas.
  • All they've done so far is to make uranium hexafluoride.
  • In the future, it is likely that depleted uranium hexafluoride cylinders will be transported to a conversion facility.
  • After enrichment, depleted uranium hexafluoride is placed in large steel cylinders for storage.
  • Before it can be enriched, natural uranium must be chemically converted into uranium hexafluoride.
British Dictionary definitions for uranium hexafluoride

uranium hexafluoride

a compound used in the process of uranium enrichment that produces fissile material for nuclear reactors and nuclear weapons. Formula: UF6
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