Kido, Kentaro; Kaneko, Masashi
Journal of Computational Chemistry, 44(4), p.546 - 558, 2023/02
Matsumura, Takeshi*; Tsukakoshi, Mitsuru*; Ueda, Yoshihisa*; Higa, Nonoka*; Nakao, Akiko*; Kaneko, Koji; Kakihana, Masashi*; Hedo, Masato*; Nakama, Takao*; Onuki, Yoshichika*
Journal of the Physical Society of Japan, 91(7), p.073703_1 - 073703_5, 2022/07
Mizumachi, Takumi*; Sato, Minami*; Kaneko, Masashi; Takeyama, Tomoyuki*; Tsushima, Satoru*; Takao, Koichiro*
Inorganic Chemistry, 61(16), p.6175 - 6181, 2022/04
Based on unique 5-fold equatorial coordination of UO, water-compatible pentadentate planar ligands, Hsaldian and its derivatives, were designed as strong and selective capture of UO in seawater. In the simulated seawater condition (0.5 M NaCl + 2.3 mM HCO/CO, pH 8), saldian shows the strongest complexation with UO to form UO(saldian) (log = 28.05 0.07), which is more than 10 order of magnitude greater than amidoxime-based or -inspired ligand systems most commonly employed for U capture from seawater. Good selectivity for UO from other metal ions coexisting in seawater was also demonstrated.
Nomizu, Daiki; Sasaki, Yuji; Kaneko, Masashi; Matsumiya, Masahiko*; Katsuta, Shoichi*
Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 331(3), p.1483 - 1493, 2022/03
We studied the successive formation of water soluble DGA (diglycolamide) and DOODA (dioxaoctanediamide) for the mutual separation of Ln in this extraction system. TODGA (tetraoctyl-diglycolamide) and DOODA(C8) (tetraoctyl-dioxaoctanediamide) have the opposite trend to extract light and heavy Ln through Ln-patterns. Metal-complexes of two folding Ln ions with water-soluble DOODA and three folding with DGA are found and their observed formation constants are calculated. The suitable separation condition (aqueous phase: 30 mM DOODA(C2) in 1 M nitric acid, organic phase: 0.1 M TODGA in n-dodecane) of multi-stage extraction (10 10) is conducted. From the present work, it is clear that La, Pr and Nd are mainly present in aqueous phase, instead Sm-Dy exist in the organic phase.
Nihon Genshiryoku Gakkai-Shi ATOMO, 64(1), p.30 - 34, 2022/01
Partitioning of minor actinides from rare earths is one of the most important techniques to develop group separation of high-level radioactive liquid waste. In this issue, the results of prediction of separation performance between minor actinides and rare earths observed in solvent extraction and the separation mechanism by means of using density functional theory are explained.
Sasaki, Yuji; Kaneko, Masashi; Ban, Yasutoshi; Matsumiya, Masahiko*; Nakase, Masahiko*; Takeshita, Kenji*
Separation Science and Technology, 57(16), p.2543 - 2553, 2022/00
The mutual separation of actinides (An) from lanthanides (Ln) using the masking agent of DTPA (diethylenetriamine-pentaacetic acid) or DTBA (diethylenetriamine-triacetic acid-bis(diethylacetamide)) in the aqueous phase through DGA extraction, referring TALSPEAK method, is focused. We investigate to obtain the same separation performance using commercially available DTPA on that using DTBA. In this work, we select lactic acid (LA) of pH buffer from 10 organic acids and ethylenediamine (ED) for the pH adjustment. Almost the same D and SF values are obtained among the conditions: TODGA-DTPA-LA-NaOH, TODGA-DTPA-LA-ED, and TODGA-DTBA-LA. The experimental results using batchwise multi-stage extractions show the average yields of Ln (La to Gd) and Am to be 3.73 and 98.1% in the aqueous phase using DGA-DTPA-LA-ED, to be 3.1 and 97.0% using DGA-DTPA-LA-NaOH, and to be 1.61 and 98.7% using DGA-DTBA-LA.
Sasaki, Yuji; Kaneko, Masashi; Matsumiya, Masahiko*; Nakase, Masahiko*; Takeshita, Kenji*
Solvent Extraction and Ion Exchange, 40(6), p.620 - 640, 2022/00
Owing to the chemical behavior of trivalent lanthanide and actinide ions with similar ionic radii, realizing this separation is still challenging. All lanthanides, Am, and Cm can be extracted using diglycolamide (DGA), and relatively high An/Ln separation efficiencies have been obtained using diethylenetriamine-triacetic-bisamide (DTBA). To improve the previous results as well as the separation conditions, we used organic acids for pH adjustment. The advantages of this modification included low HNO, DTBA concentrations and pH stability owing to the addition of lactic acid. Under these modified conditions, the recovery rates observed were as follows: 97.1% for Nd with the co-existence of 1.59% Am in organic phase, and 98.4% for Am with the co-existence of 2.95% Nd in aqueous phase.
Kaneko, Masashi; Sasaki, Yuji; Wada, Eriko*; Nakase, Masahiko*; Takeshita, Kenji*
Chemistry Letters, 50(10), p.1765 - 1769, 2021/10
Density functional theory calculation is applied to predict the stability constants for Eu and Am complexes in aqueous solution for molecular modelling of novel separation agents for minor actinides over lanthanides. Logarithm of experimental stability constants correlates with calculated complex formation enthalpies with high reproducibility (R 0.98). Prediction of stability constants of novel chelates is demonstrated and indicates a potential availability of the derivatives of diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid type chelate in acidic condition and enhancement of Am selectivity over Eu.
Kaneko, Masashi; Nakashima, Satoru*
Inorganic Chemistry, 60(17), p.12740 - 12752, 2021/09
In the present study, density functional theory (DFT) calculation was applied to Vaska's complexes of formula -[IrCl(CO)(PPh)], and their oxidative adducts with small molecules (YZ) including H, i.e., -[IrCl(YZ)(CO))(PPh)], to successfully correlate the electronic states of the complexes with the corresponding Ir Mssbauer spectroscopic parameters. After confirming the reproducibility of the DFT methods for elucidating the equilibrium structures and Ir Mssbauer isomer shifts of the octahedral Ir complexes, the isomer shifts and quadrupole splitting values of Vaska's complexes and their oxidative adducts were calculated. A bond critical point analysis revealed that the tendency in the isomer shifts was correlated with the strength of the covalent interaction in the coordination bonds. In an electric field gradient (EFG) analysis of the oxidative adducts, the sign of the principal axis was found to be positive for the complex with YZ = Cl and negative for the complex with YZ = H. This reversal of the sign of the EFG principal axis was caused by the difference in the electron density distribution for the coordination bonds between Ir and YZ, according to a density of states analysis.
Fukasawa, Yuto*; Kaneko, Masashi; Nakashima, Satoru*
Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 329(1), p.77 - 84, 2021/07
Density functional theory calculations were applied to understand the selectivity between Am and Eu ions with the crown ethers type ligands. 18C6 is predicted to form the most stable complex with Eu and show the higher stability for Am over Eu, being consistent with previously reported Am/Eu selectivity. We modeled N- and S-donor complexes by using framework of 18C6 complex and analyzed the complexation Gibbs energies, indicating that 18C6 with N-donor atoms is suitable for both complexation and higher Am stability over Eu due to the stronger covalent interaction.
Kaneko, Masashi; Sasaki, Yuji; Matsumiya, Masahiko*; Nakase, Masahiko*; Takeshita, Kenji*
Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology, 58(5), p.515 - 526, 2021/05
Density-functional theory calculations were applied to molecular structure and complex formation reaction modelings of metal ion complexes with diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (DTPA) and its bisamide (DTPABA) chelates to understand the metal ions selectivity between Am and Eu. The calculated complexes with DTPA and DTPABA chelates reproduced the coordination geometries of experimental crystal structures. Calculated Gibbs free energies of the complex formation reactions indicated that Am ion forms higher stable complexes with both chelates than Eu ion, being consistent with the experimental results. The higher Am selectivity over Eu was suggested to originate in the larger bond overlap between Am 5f-orbital and N 2s, 2p-orbital. This mean that the covalent contribution between metal ion and donor atoms differentiates the complex formation stabilities, leading to the Am/Eu selectivity. We expect that this study contributes to systematize the origin of metal ions selectivity and to accelerate novel ligands exploration.
Schnaars, K.; Kaneko, Masashi; Fujisawa, Kiyoshi*
Inorganic Chemistry, 60(4), p.2477 - 2491, 2021/02
To reduce high-level radiotoxic waste generated by nuclear power plants, highly selective separation agents for minor actinides are mandatory. The mixed N,O-donor ligand -tetrakis[(6-carboxypyridin-2-yl)methyl]ethylenediamine (HTPAEN) has shown good performance as a masking agent in Am/Eu separation studies. In this work, we examine whether a decrease in O-donor basicity can promote the M-N interactions. Therefore, we replace the deprotonated "charged" carboxylic acid groups of TPAEN by neutral amide groups and introduce -tetrakis[(6--diethylcarbamoylpyridin-2-yl)methyl]ethylenediamine (TPAMEN) as a new ligand. TPAMEN was crystallized with Eu(OTf) and Eu(NO) 6HO to form positively charged 1:1 [Eu(TPAMEN)] complexes in the solid state. Alterations in the M-O/N bond distances are compared to [Eu(TPAEN)] and investigated by DFT calculations to expose the differences in charge/energy density distributions at europium(III) and the donor functionalities of the TPAEN and TPAMEN. On the basis of estimations of the bond orders, atomic charges spin populations, and density of states in the Eu and potential Am and Cm complexes, the specific contributions of the donor-metal interaction are analyzed. The prediction of complex formation energy differences for the [M(TPAEN)] and [M(TPAMEN)] (M = Eu, Am) complexes provide an outlook on the potential performance of TPAMEN in Am/Eu separation.
Kaneko, Koji; Kakihana, Masashi*; Hedo, Masato*; Nakama, Takao*; Onuki, Yoshichika*
Hamon, 30(3), p.160 - 165, 2020/08
no abstracts in English
Kato, Akane*; Kaneko, Masashi; Nakashima, Satoru*
RSC Advances (Internet), 10(41), p.24434 - 24443, 2020/06
Complexation reactions of ruthenium-nitrosyl complexes in HNO solution were investigated by density functional theory (DFT) calculations in order to predict the stability of Ru species in high-level radioactive liquid waste (HLLW) solution. Equilibrium structure of [Ru(NO)(NO)(HO)] obtained by DFT calculations reproduced the experimental Ru-ligands bond lengths and IR frequencies reported previously. Comparison of the Gibbs energies among the geometrical isomers revealed that the complexation reactions of the ruthenium-nitrosyl complexes with NO proceed via the NO coordination to the equatorial plane toward the Ru-NO axis. We also estimated Gibbs energy differences on the stepwise complexation reactions to succeed in reproducing the fraction of Ru-NO species in 6 M HNO solution, such as in HLLW, by considering the association energy between the Ru-NO species and the substituting ligands. Electron density analyses of the complexes indicated that the strength of the Ru-ligands coordination bonds depends on the stability of the Ru species and the Ru complex without NO at the axial position is more stable than that wit NO, which might attribute to the difference in the trans influence between HO and NO. Finally, we demonstrated the complexation kinetics in the reactions . The present study is expected to enable us to model the precise complexation reactions of platinum-group metals in HNO solution.
Kaneko, Koji; Kakihana, Masashi*; Hedo, Masato*; Nakama, Takao*; Onuki, Yoshichika*
Kotai Butsuri, 54(12), p.757 - 766, 2019/12
no abstracts in English
Kaneko, Masashi; Kato, Akane*; Nakashima, Satoru*; Kitatsuji, Yoshihiro
Inorganic Chemistry, 58(20), p.14024 - 14033, 2019/10
We applied density functional theory calculations to ruthenium-nitrosyl complexes, which are known to exist in high-level radioactive waste, to give a theoretical correlation between Ru Mssbauer spectroscopic parameters ( and ) and ligand field strength () for the first time. The structures of the series of complexes, [Ru(NO)L] (L = Br, Cl, NH, CN), were modeled based on the corresponding single-crystal X-ray coordinates. The comparisons of the geometries and total energies between the different spin states suggested that the singlet spin state of [Ru(II)(NO)L] complexes were the most stable. The calculated results of both the and values reproduced the experimental results by reported previously and increased in the order of L = Br, Cl, NH, CN. Finally, we estimated the ligand field strength () based on molecular orbitals, assuming C symmetry and showed the increase of values in that order, being consistent with well-known spectrochemical series of ligands. The increase attributes to the strengthening of the abilities of -donor and -acceptor of the L-ligands to the Ru atom, resulting in the increase of the values.
Tabata, Chihiro*; Matsumura, Takeshi*; Nakao, Hironori*; Michimura, Shinji*; Kakihana, Masashi*; Inami, Toshiya*; Kaneko, Koji; Hedo, Masato*; Nakama, Takao*; Onuki, Yoshichika*
Journal of the Physical Society of Japan, 88(9), p.093704_1 - 093704_5, 2019/09
Kaneko, Koji; Frontzek, M. D.*; Matsuda, Masaaki*; Nakao, Akiko*; Munakata, Koji*; Ohara, Takashi; Kakihana, Masashi*; Haga, Yoshinori; Hedo, Masato*; Nakama, Takao*; et al.
Journal of the Physical Society of Japan, 88, p.013702_1 - 013702_5, 2019/01
Kaneko, Masashi; Watanabe, Masayuki; Miyashita, Sunao*; Nakashima, Satoru*
Hyperfine Interactions, 239(1), p.20_1 - 20_10, 2018/12
We optimized a mixing ratio of exchange energy between pure DFT and exact Hartree-Fock using TPSS exchange-correlation functional to estimate the accurate coordination bonds in f-block complexes by numerically benchmarking with the experimental data of Mssbauer isomer shifts for Eu and Np nuclides. Second-order Douglas-Kroll-Hess Hamiltonian with segmented all-electron relativistically contracted basis set was employed to calculate the electron densities at Eu and Np nuclei, i.e. contact densities, for each five complexes for Eu(III) and Np(IV) systems. We compared the root mean square deviation values of their isomer shifts between experiment and calculation by changing the mixing ratio of Hartree-Fock exchange parameter from 0 to 100 % at intervals of 10 %. As the result, it was indicated that the mixing ratio of 30 and 60 % for Eu and Np benchmark systems, respectively, gives the smallest deviation values. Mulliken's spin population analysis indicated that the covalency in the metal-ligand bonds for both Eu and Np complexes decreases with increasing the Hartree-Fock exchange admixture.
Nakashima, Satoru*; Kaneko, Masashi; Yoshinami, Keisuke*; Iwai, Saki*; Dote, Haruka*
Hyperfine Interactions, 239(1), p.39_1 - 39_15, 2018/12
The present study reveals the on/off of spin-crossover (SCO) phenomenon in assembled Fe(II) complexes bridged by bis(pyridyl) type ligand. Whether SCO phenomenon occurs or not in assembled Fe(II) complexes bridged by bis(pyridyl) type ligand is determined by local structure around iron atom. SCO phenomenon occurs when the coordinating pyridines facing to each other across the iron atom are propeller type, while the phenomenon does not occur when they are parallel type or distorted propeller type. DFT calculation explained that, in the shortening of Fe-pyridine bonds when changing from high-spin state to low-spin state, the pyridines of propeller type can approach the iron atom with smaller steric hindrance than those of parallel and distorted propeller type complexes. The local structure is controlled by introducing methyl substituent and introducing -system, changing SCO phenomenon. And the transition temperature of SCO is also controlled in assembled complexes bridged by 1,2-bis(4-pyridyl)ethane by mixing anionic ligand.