Rhenium compounds: rhenium hexachloride

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The rhenium in rhenium hexachloride formally is in the oxidation state 6.

Rhenium hexachloride

  • Formula as often written: ReCl6
  • Hill system formula: Cl6Re1
  • CAS registry number: [31234-26-1]
  • Formula weight: 398.923
  • Class: chloride

Synonyms

  • rhenium hexachloride
  • rhenium(VI) chloride
  • rhenium chloride

Physical properties

  • Colour: red-green (dichroic)
  • Appearance: solid
  • Melting point: 29°C
  • Boiling point:
  • Density:

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in rhenium hexachloride
Element %
Cl 53.32
Re 46.68

Synthesis

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Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the ReCl6 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Re1Cl6

mass  %
395  21.1 ___________
396 0.0
397 75.7 ______________________________________
398 0.0
399 100.0 __________________________________________________
400 0.0
401 67.9 __________________________________
402 0.0
403 26.4 _____________
404 0.0
405 6.0 ___
406 0.0
407 0.7
408 0.0
409 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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