Ruthenium compounds: tetraruthenium_eicosafluoride

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The ruthenium in tetraruthenium_eicosafluoride formally is in the oxidation state 5.

Tetraruthenium_eicosafluoride

  • Formula as often written: [RuF5]4
  • Hill system formula: F20Ru4
  • CAS registry number: [14521-18-7]
  • Formula weight: 784.248
  • Class: fluoride

Synonyms

  • tetraruthenium_eicosafluoride
  • ruthenium(V) fluoride
  • ruthenium fluoride
  • ruthenium pentafluoride

Physical properties

  • Colour: dark green
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: 86.5°C
  • Boiling point: 227°C
  • Density: 3900 kg m-3

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in tetraruthenium_eicosafluoride
Element %
F 48.45
Ru 51.55

Synthesis

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Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the [RuF5]4 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Ru4F20

mass  %
767   0.1 
768 0.1
769 0.2
770 0.6
771 0.7
772 1.7 _
773 3.2 __
774 4.3 __
775 7.8 ____
776 12.5 ______
777 16.5 ________
778 26.7 _____________
779 35.3 __________________
780 45.1 _______________________
781 61.3 _______________________________
782 71.6 ____________________________________
783 82.4 _________________________________________
784 98.3 _________________________________________________
785 95.1 ________________________________________________
786 100.0 __________________________________________________
787 92.8 ______________________________________________
788 75.6 ______________________________________
789 64.5 ________________________________
790 47.2 ________________________
791 26.1 _____________
792 24.4 ____________
793 4.5 __
794 8.3 ____
795 0.0
796 1.2 _

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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