Aluminium compounds: dialuminium tritelluride

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The aluminium in dialuminium tritelluride formally is in the oxidation state 3.

Crystal structure of dialuminium tritelluride

Dialuminium tritelluride

  • Formula as often written: Al2Te3
  • Hill system formula: Al2Te3
  • CAS registry number: [12043-29-7]
  • Formula weight: 436.763
  • Class: telluride

Synonyms

  • dialuminium tritelluride
  • aluminium(III) telluride
  • aluminium telluride
  • aluminum telluride
  • aluminum(III) telluride
  • dialuminum tritelluride

Physical properties

  • Colour: grey-black
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: 900°C (approximately)
  • Boiling point:
  • Density: 4500 kg m-3

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in dialuminium tritelluride
Element %
Al 12.36
Te 87.64

Synthesis

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Solid state structure

  • Geometry of aluminium: 4 coordinate: tetrahedral
  • Prototypical structure:

Crystal structure of dialuminium tritelluride

Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the Al2Te3 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Al2Te3

mass  %
420   0.0 
421 0.0
422 0.1
423 0.1
424 0.5
425 0.6
426 1.8 _
427 2.3 _
428 5.4 ___
429 6.0 ___
430 14.2 _______
431 13.0 ______
432 30.1 _______________
433 22.9 ___________
434 52.6 __________________________
435 32.2 ________________
436 78.4 _______________________________________
437 28.8 ______________
438 100.0 __________________________________________________
439 14.4 _______
440 98.0 _________________________________________________
441 0.0
442 63.8 ________________________________
443 0.0
444 22.7 ___________

References

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

  • R.T. Sanderson in Chemical Periodicity, Reinhold, New York, USA, 1960.
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  • R.W.G. Wyckoff, in Crystal Structures, volume 1, Interscience, John Wiley & Sons, 1963.
  • 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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