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Chemistry of Bohrium

Element 107 (Uns) was first reported by Soviet scientists in 1976. This claim has since been substantiated by German researchers but no name was suggested and so it has been known by its numerical moniker, unnilseptium (107).

Recently, however, a committee of the IUPAC suggested the name Bohrium (after Niels Bohr). This name was finally approved in August 1997. There are no practical uses for Bohrium. All known isotopes have extremely short half-lives.

Contributors

Stephen R. Marsden (ChemTopics)