Osmium compounds: osmium disulphide

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The osmium in osmium disulphide formally is in the oxidation state 4.

Crystal structure of osmium disulphide

Osmium disulphide

  • Formula as often written: OsS2
  • Hill system formula: Os1S2
  • CAS registry number: [12137-61-0]
  • Formula weight: 254.362
  • Class: sulphide

Synonyms

  • osmium disulphide
  • osmium(IV) sulphide
  • osmium disulfide
  • osmium sulfide
  • osmium sulphide
  • osmium(IV) sulfide

Physical properties

  • Colour:
  • Appearance:
  • Melting point:
  • Boiling point:
  • Density:

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in osmium disulphide
Element %
Os 74.79
S 25.21

Synthesis

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Solid state structure

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

Crystal structure of osmium disulphide

Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the OsS2 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Os1S2

mass  %
248   0.0 
249 0.0
250 3.6 __
251 3.7 __
252 31.0 ________________
253 37.9 ___________________
254 64.2 ________________________________
255 4.3 __
256 100.0 __________________________________________________
257 1.6 _
258 8.5 ____
259 0.1
260 0.2

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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