Rhenium compounds: dirhenium heptasulphide

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The rhenium in dirhenium heptasulphide formally is in the oxidation state 7.

Dirhenium heptasulphide

  • Formula as often written: Re2S7
  • Hill system formula: Re2S7
  • CAS registry number: [12038-67-4]
  • Formula weight: 596.876
  • Class: sulphide

Synonyms

  • dirhenium heptasulphide
  • rhenium(VII) sulphide
  • dirhenium heptasulfide
  • rhenium sulfide
  • rhenium sulphide
  • rhenium(VII) sulfide

Physical properties

  • Colour: black
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: 460°C (decomposes)
  • Boiling point:
  • Density: 4870 kg m-3

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in dirhenium heptasulphide
Element %
Re 62.39
S 37.61

Synthesis

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Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the Re2S7 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Re2S7

mass  %
594  25.7 _____________
595 1.4 _
596 94.1 _______________________________________________
597 5.1 ___
598 100.0 __________________________________________________
599 5.3 ___
600 26.2 _____________
601 1.2 _
602 3.4 __
603 0.1
604 0.3
605 0.0
606 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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