Rhenium compounds: rhenium pentabromide

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The rhenium in rhenium pentabromide formally is in the oxidation state 5.

Rhenium pentabromide

  • Formula as often written: ReBr5
  • Hill system formula: Br5Re1
  • CAS registry number: [30937-53-2]
  • Formula weight: 585.727
  • Class: bromide

Synonyms

  • rhenium pentabromide
  • rhenium(V) bromide
  • rhenium bromide

Physical properties

  • Colour: dark brown
  • Appearance: solid
  • Melting point: 110°C (decomposes)
  • Boiling point:
  • Density:

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in rhenium pentabromide
Element %
Br 68.21
Re 31.79

Synthesis

Not fully characterized

Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the ReBr5 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Re1Br5

mass  %
580   4.0 __
581 0.0
582 26.1 _____________
583 0.0
584 70.3 ___________________________________
585 0.0
586 100.0 __________________________________________________
587 0.0
588 79.4 ________________________________________
589 0.0
590 33.4 _________________
591 0.0
592 5.8 ___

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.
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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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