Rhenium compounds: trirhenium nonachloride

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The rhenium in trirhenium nonachloride formally is in the oxidation state 3.

Trirhenium nonachloride

  • Formula as often written: [ReCl3]3
  • Hill system formula: Cl9Re3
  • CAS registry number: [13569-63-6]
  • Formula weight: 877.695
  • Class: chloride

Synonyms

  • trirhenium nonachloride
  • rhenium(III) chloride
  • rhenium chloride
  • rhenium trichloride

Physical properties

  • Colour: dark red
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: 500°C (decomposes)
  • Boiling point: 500°C
  • Density: 4800 kg m-3

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in trirhenium nonachloride
Element %
Cl 36.35
Re 63.65

Synthesis

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Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the [ReCl3]3 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Re3Cl9

mass  %
870   1.7 _
871 0.0
872 13.3 _______
873 0.0
874 44.6 ______________________
875 0.0
876 84.1 __________________________________________
877 0.0
878 100.0 __________________________________________________
879 0.0
880 79.6 ________________________________________
881 0.0
882 43.9 ______________________
883 0.0
884 17.1 _________
885 0.0
886 4.7 __
887 0.0
888 0.9
889 0.0
890 0.1
891 0.0
892 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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