Molybdenum compounds: dimolybdenum trisulphide

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The molybdenum in dimolybdenum trisulphide formally is in the oxidation state 3.

Crystal structure of dimolybdenum trisulphide

Dimolybdenum trisulphide

  • Formula as often written: Mo2S3
  • Hill system formula: Mo2S3
  • CAS registry number: [12033-33-9]
  • Formula weight: 288.078
  • Class: sulphide

Synonyms

  • dimolybdenum trisulphide
  • molybdenum(III) sulphide
  • dimolybdenum trisulfide
  • molybdenum sulfide
  • molybdenum sulphide
  • molybdenum(III) sulfide

Physical properties

  • Colour:
  • Appearance:
  • Melting point: 1807°C
  • Boiling point: 1867°C
  • Density: 5910 kg m-3

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in dimolybdenum trisulphide
Element %
Mo 66.61
S 33.39

Synthesis

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Solid state structure

  • Geometry of molybdenum:
  • Prototypical structure:

Crystal structure of dimolybdenum trisulphide

Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the Mo2S3 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Mo2S3

mass  %
280  14.6 _______
281 0.3
282 20.2 __________
283 31.8 ________________
284 41.8 _____________________
285 43.5 ______________________
286 91.1 ______________________________________________
287 54.4 ___________________________
288 100.0 __________________________________________________
289 80.9 ________________________________________
290 85.3 ___________________________________________
291 62.7 _______________________________
292 71.4 ____________________________________
293 21.0 __________
294 39.7 ____________________
295 2.8 _
296 10.7 _____
297 0.3
298 1.0
299 0.0
300 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.
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  • 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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