uranyl nitrate


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uranyl nitrate

[′yu̇r·ə‚nil ′nī‚trāt]
(inorganic chemistry)
UO2(NO3)2·6H2O Toxic, explosive, unstable yellow crystals; soluble in water, alcohol, and ether; melts at 60°C and boils at 118°C; used in photography, in medicine, and for uranium extraction and uranium glaze. Also known as uranium nitrate; yellow salt.
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Whish and her colleagues treated ovariectomized mice with uranyl nitrate in drinking water.
Sublethal concentrations of azasteroid blocked uptake of glucose and alanine by viable resting cells as did uranyl nitrate (Smith 1964).