Platinum compounds: platinum sulphide

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The platinum in platinum sulphide formally is in the oxidation state 2.

Crystal structure of platinum sulphide

Platinum sulphide

  • Formula as often written: PtS
  • Hill system formula: Pt1S1
  • CAS registry number: [12038-20-9]
  • Formula weight: 227.144
  • Class: sulphide

Synonyms

  • platinum sulphide
  • platinum(II) sulphide
  • platinum sulfide
  • platinum(II) sulfide

Physical properties

  • Colour: gray
  • Appearance: crystalline solid, or green powder
  • Melting point:
  • Boiling point:
  • Density: 10300 kg m-3

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in platinum sulphide
Element %
Pt 85.88
S 14.12

Synthesis

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Solid state structure

  • Geometry of platinum: 4 coordinate: square planar
  • Prototypical structure:

Crystal structure of platinum sulphide

Isotope pattern

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

Formula: Pt1S1

mass  %
222   0.0 
223 0.0
224 2.3 _
225 0.0
226 96.7 ________________________________________________
227 100.0 __________________________________________________
228 79.3 ________________________________________
229 5.0 __
230 24.5 ____________
231 0.2
232 1.0
233 0.0
234 0.0

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.
  • F.A. Cotton, G. Wilkinson, C.A. Murillo, and M. Bochmann, in Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, John Wiley & Sons, 1999.
  • 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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