The reaction chemistry of
and PuOCl with
in the presence and absence of a NaCl/KCl salt matrix and under a variety of conditions will be presented. Our studies are intended to address three distinct questions: (1) Is
a suitable oxidant to convert
and Pu(III) to Pu(IV)? (2) What is the identity of the reaction products, and are they volatile? And (3) what are the optimal process conditions for these reactions?