© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences. Recent experimental studies of the chemical characterization of the first two transactinide elements, rutherfordium (Rf) and dubnium (Db), conducted atom-at-a-time in aqueous phases are reviewed. A short description on experimental techniques based on partition methods, specifically automated rapid chemical separation systems, is also given. Perspectives for aqueous-phase chemistry experiments on heavier elements are briefly discussed.
Nagame, Y., Kratz, J. V., & Schädel, M. (2016). Chemical properties of rutherfordium (Rf) and dubnium (Db) in the aqueous phase. EPJ Web of Conferences, 131, 07007. https://doi.org/10.1051/epjconf/201613107007