Platinum compounds: platinum tribromide

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The platinum in platinum tribromide formally is in the oxidation state 2, 4.

Crystal structure of platinum tribromide

Platinum tribromide

  • Formula as often written: PtBr3
  • Hill system formula: Br3Pt1
  • CAS registry number: [25985-07-3]
  • Formula weight: 434.79
  • Class: bromide

Synonyms

  • platinum tribromide
  • platinum (II, IV) bromide
  • platinum bromide

Physical properties

  • Colour: greenish black
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: 200°C (decomposes)
  • Boiling point:
  • Density:

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in platinum tribromide
Element %
Br 55.13
Pt 44.87

Synthesis

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Solid state structure

  • Geometry of platinum:
  • Prototypical structure:

Crystal structure of platinum tribromide

Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the PtBr3 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Pt1Br3

mass  %
427   0.0 
428 0.0
429 0.5
430 0.0
431 20.1 __________
432 19.3 __________
433 70.5 ___________________________________
434 56.3 ____________________________
435 100.0 __________________________________________________
436 54.8 ___________________________
437 70.3 ___________________________________
438 17.8 _________
439 25.0 ____________
440 0.0
441 3.8 __

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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