Antimony compounds: diantimony pentsulphide

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The antimony in diantimony pentsulphide formally is in the oxidation state 5.

Diantimony pentsulphide

  • Formula as often written: Sb2S5
  • Hill system formula: S5Sb2
  • CAS registry number: [1315-04-4]
  • Formula weight: 403.85
  • Class: sulphide

Synonyms

  • diantimony pentsulphide
  • antimony(V) sulphide
  • antimony pentasulfide
  • antimony pentasulphide
  • antimony sulfide
  • antimony sulphide
  • antimony(V) sulfide
  • diantimony pentsulfide
  • diantimony pentsulfide
  • diantimony pentsulphide

Physical properties

  • Colour: orange or gold
  • Appearance:
  • Melting point: 75°C (decomposes)
  • Boiling point:
  • Density: 4120 kg m-3

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in diantimony pentsulphide
Element %
S 39.70
Sb 60.30

Synthesis

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Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the Sb2S5 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Sb2S5

mass  %
402  58.5 _____________________________
403 2.3 _
404 100.0 __________________________________________________
405 3.8 __
406 52.9 __________________________
407 1.9 _
408 9.1 _____
409 0.3
410 0.8
411 0.0
412 0.0

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.
  • N.N. Greenwood and A. Earnshaw in Chemistry of the Elements, 2nd edition, Butterworth, UK, 1997.
  • F.A. Cotton, G. Wilkinson, C.A. Murillo, and M. Bochmann, in Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, John Wiley & Sons, 1999.
  • A.F. Trotman-Dickenson, (ed.) in Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry, Pergamon, Oxford, UK, 1973.
  • 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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