Uranium compounds: tetrauranium nonaoxide

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The uranium in tetrauranium nonaoxide formally is in the oxidation state 4, 5.

Tetrauranium nonaoxide

  • Formula as often written: U4O9
  • Hill system formula: O9U4
  • CAS registry number: [12037-15-9]
  • Formula weight: 1096.11
  • Class: oxide


  • tetrauranium nonaoxide
  • uranium (IV, V) oxide
  • uranium oxide

Physical properties

  • Colour: black
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point:
  • Boiling point:
  • Density: 11200 kg m-3


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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in tetrauranium nonaoxide
Element %
O 13.14
U 86.86


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Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the U4O9 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: U4O9

mass  %
1090   0.0 
1091 0.0
1092 0.0
1093 2.9 _
1094 0.0
1095 0.0
1096 100.0 __________________________________________________
1097 0.4
1098 1.8 _
1099 0.0
1100 0.0


The data on these compounds pages are assembled and adapted from the primary literature and several other sources including the following.

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  • A.R.West in Basic solid state chemistry Chemistry, John Wiley & Sons, 1999.
  • A.F. Wells in Structural inorganic chemistry, 4th edition, Oxford, UK, 1975.
  • J.D.H. Donnay, (ed.) in Crystal data determinative tables, ACA monograph number 5, American Crystallographic Association, USA, 1963.
  • D.R. Lide, (ed.) in Chemical Rubber Company handbook of chemistry and physics, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, USA, 77th edition, 1996.
  • J.W. Mellor in A comprehensive treatise on inorganic and theoretical chemistry, volumes 1-16, Longmans, London, UK, 1922-1937.
  • J.E. Macintyre (ed.) in Dictionary of inorganic compounds, volumes 1-3, Chapman & Hall, London, UK, 1992.

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