Niobium compounds: niobium pentafluoride tetramer

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The niobium in niobium pentafluoride tetramer formally is in the oxidation state 5.

Crystal structure of niobium pentafluoride tetramer

Niobium pentafluoride tetramer

  • Formula as often written: [NbF5]4
  • Hill system formula: F20Nb4
  • CAS registry number: [7783-68-8]
  • Formula weight: 751.594
  • Class: fluoride


  • niobium pentafluoride tetramer
  • niobium(V) fluoride
  • niobium fluoride

Physical properties

  • Colour: white
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: 79°C
  • Boiling point: 234°C
  • Density: 2700 kg m-3


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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in niobium pentafluoride tetramer
Element %
F 50.55
Nb 49.45


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Solid state structure

  • Geometry of niobium: 6 coordinate: octahedral
  • Prototypical structure:

Crystal structure of niobium pentafluoride tetramer

Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the [NbF5]4 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Nb4F20

mass  %
752 100.0 __________________________________________________


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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  • A.R.West in Basic solid state chemistry Chemistry, John Wiley & Sons, 1999.
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  • J.W. Mellor in A comprehensive treatise on inorganic and theoretical chemistry, volumes 1-16, Longmans, London, UK, 1922-1937.
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