Molybdenum compounds: molybdenum ditelluride

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The molybdenum in molybdenum ditelluride formally is in the oxidation state 4.

Crystal structure of molybdenum ditelluride

Molybdenum ditelluride

  • Formula as often written: MoTe2
  • Hill system formula: Mo1Te2
  • CAS registry number: [12058-20-7]
  • Formula weight: 351.14
  • Class: telluride

Synonyms

  • molybdenum ditelluride
  • molybdenum(IV) telluride
  • molybdenum telluride

Physical properties

  • Colour: grey
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point:
  • Boiling point:
  • Density: 7700 kg m-3

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in molybdenum ditelluride
Element %
Mo 27.32
Te 72.68

Synthesis

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Solid state structure

  • Geometry of molybdenum:
  • Prototypical structure:

Crystal structure of molybdenum ditelluride

Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the MoTe2 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Mo1Te2

mass  %
334   0.0 
335 0.0
336 0.1
337 0.1
338 0.4
339 0.7
340 2.1 _
341 2.1 _
342 7.1 ____
343 7.5 ____
344 17.2 _________
345 17.2 _________
346 37.8 ___________________
347 30.2 _______________
348 67.9 __________________________________
349 43.6 ______________________
350 92.6 ______________________________________________
351 59.9 ______________________________
352 100.0 __________________________________________________
353 58.3 _____________________________
354 93.3 _______________________________________________
355 34.8 _________________
356 74.5 _____________________________________
357 8.8 ____
358 38.7 ___________________
359 0.0
360 8.8 ____

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.
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  • 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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