Osmium compounds: osmium ditelluride

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

Crystal structure of osmium ditelluride

Osmium ditelluride

  • Formula as often written: OsTe2
  • Hill system formula: Os1Te2
  • CAS registry number: [12166-21-1]
  • Formula weight: 445.43
  • Class: telluride

Synonyms

  • osmium ditelluride
  • osmium(IV) telluride
  • osmium telluride

Physical properties

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

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in osmium ditelluride
Element %
Os 42.71
Te 57.29

Synthesis

Not available

Solid state structure

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

Crystal structure of osmium ditelluride

Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the OsTe2 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Os1Te2

mass  %
430   0.0 
431 0.0
432 0.1
433 0.2
434 0.6
435 1.0
436 2.7 _
437 3.8 __
438 8.4 ____
439 10.7 _____
440 21.9 ___________
441 22.0 ___________
442 43.4 ______________________
443 37.3 ___________________
444 70.3 ___________________________________
445 44.8 ______________________
446 92.6 ______________________________________________
447 33.9 _________________
448 100.0 __________________________________________________
449 11.1 ______
450 71.3 ____________________________________
451 0.0
452 28.3 ______________

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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  • 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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