Boron compounds: hexaborane (10)

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The boron in hexaborane (10) formally is in the oxidation state .

Hexaborane (10)

  • Formula as often written: B6H10
  • Hill system formula: B6H10
  • CAS registry number: [23777-80-2]
  • Formula weight: 74.945
  • Class: hydride


  • hexaborane (10)
  • boron hydride
  • hexaboron decahydride

Physical properties

  • Colour: colourless
  • Appearance: liquid
  • Melting point: -62°C
  • Boiling point: 108°C
  • Density: 670 kg m-3


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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in hexaborane (10)
Element %
B 86.55
H 13.45


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Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the B6H10 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: B6H10

mass  %
70   0.0 
71 0.4
72 3.8 __
73 20.6 __________
74 62.1 _______________________________
75 100.0 __________________________________________________
76 67.1 __________________________________
77 0.1


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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