Gold compounds: gold selenide

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The gold in gold selenide formally is in the oxidation state 1, 3.

Crystal structure of gold selenide

Gold selenide

  • Formula as often written: AuSe
  • Hill system formula: Au1Se1
  • CAS registry number: [23331-11-5]
  • Formula weight: 275.927
  • Class: selenide

Synonyms

  • gold selenide
  • gold (I, III) selenide

Physical properties

  • Colour: black
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point:
  • Boiling point:
  • Density:

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in gold selenide
Element %
Au 71.38
Se 28.62

Synthesis

mixed valence

Solid state structure

  • Geometry of gold: 4 coordinate: square planar
  • Prototypical structure:

Crystal structure of gold selenide

Isotope pattern

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

Formula: Au1Se1

mass  %
271   1.8 _
272 0.0
273 18.1 _________
274 1.5 _
275 47.5 ________________________
276 0.0
277 100.0 __________________________________________________
278 0.0
279 18.5 _________

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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