Platinum compounds: platinum ditelluride

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

Crystal structure of platinum ditelluride

Platinum ditelluride

  • Formula as often written: PtTe2
  • Hill system formula: Pt1Te2
  • CAS registry number: [12038-29-8]
  • Formula weight: 450.278
  • Class: telluride

Synonyms

  • platinum ditelluride
  • platinum(IV) telluride
  • platinum telluride

Physical properties

  • Colour: grey
  • Appearance: crysyalline solid
  • Melting point: 1200°C
  • Boiling point:
  • Density:

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in platinum ditelluride
Element %
Pt 43.32
Te 56.68

Synthesis

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Solid state structure

  • Geometry of platinum:
  • Prototypical structure: CdI2

Crystal structure of platinum ditelluride

Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the PtTe2 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Pt1Te2

mass  %
436   0.0 
437 0.0
438 0.2
439 0.4
440 1.1 _
441 2.0 _
442 5.2 ___
443 6.9 ___
444 15.2 ________
445 19.9 __________
446 36.6 __________________
447 39.1 ____________________
448 66.8 _________________________________
449 59.1 ______________________________
450 98.4 _________________________________________________
451 66.4 _________________________________
452 100.0 __________________________________________________
453 54.1 ___________________________
454 77.2 _______________________________________
455 27.5 ______________
456 31.6 ________________
457 0.0
458 5.9 ___

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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