a colorless, water-insoluble, crystalline, volatile solid, UF6, used in its gaseous state in separating uranium 235 from uranium.
Origin of uranium hexafluoride
First recorded in 1940–45
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a compound used in the process of uranium enrichment that produces fissile material for nuclear reactors and nuclear weapons. Formula: UF 6
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