Gadolinium compounds: digadolinium tritelluride

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The gadolinium in digadolinium tritelluride formally is in the oxidation state 3.

Crystal structure of digadolinium tritelluride

Digadolinium tritelluride

  • Formula as often written: Gd2Te3
  • Hill system formula: Gd2Te3
  • CAS registry number: [12160-99-5]
  • Formula weight: 697.3
  • Class: telluride

Synonyms

  • digadolinium tritelluride
  • gadolinium(III) telluride
  • gadolinium telluride

Physical properties

  • Colour:
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: 1255°C
  • Boiling point:
  • Density: 7700 kg m-3

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in digadolinium tritelluride
Element %
Gd 45.10
Te 54.90

Synthesis

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Solid state structure

  • Geometry of gadolinium:
  • Prototypical structure: Untitled

Crystal structure of digadolinium tritelluride

Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the Gd2Te3 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Gd2Te3

mass  %
677   0.0 
678 0.0
679 0.0
680 0.1
681 0.2
682 0.4
683 0.8
684 1.4 _
685 2.6 _
686 4.3 __
687 7.0 ____
688 10.9 _____
689 16.3 ________
690 23.4 ____________
691 32.2 ________________
692 42.9 _____________________
693 54.1 ___________________________
694 66.9 _________________________________
695 77.2 _______________________________________
696 88.8 ____________________________________________
697 92.8 ______________________________________________
698 100.0 __________________________________________________
699 91.9 ______________________________________________
700 95.9 ________________________________________________
701 72.0 ____________________________________
702 78.4 _______________________________________
703 41.5 _____________________
704 53.4 ___________________________
705 15.7 ________
706 28.6 ______________
707 2.9 _
708 10.5 _____
709 0.0
710 2.1 _

References

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

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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.
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