Ruthenium compounds: ruthenium disulphide

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The ruthenium in ruthenium disulphide formally is in the oxidation state 4.

Ruthenium disulphide

  • Formula as often written: RuS2
  • Hill system formula: Ru1S2
  • CAS registry number: [12166-20-0]
  • Formula weight: 165.202
  • Class: sulphide

Synonyms

  • ruthenium disulphide
  • ruthenium(IV) sulphide
  • ruthenium disulfide
  • ruthenium disulfide
  • ruthenium sulfide
  • ruthenium sulfide
  • ruthenium sulphide
  • ruthenium(IV) sulfide
  • ruthenium(IV) sulfide

Physical properties

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in ruthenium disulphide
Element %
Ru 61.18
S 38.82

Synthesis

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Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the RuS2 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Ru1S2

mass  %
160  16.7 ________
161 0.3
162 7.2 ____
163 38.6 ___________________
164 39.3 ____________________
165 55.5 ____________________________
166 100.0 __________________________________________________
167 6.2 ___
168 65.3 _________________________________
169 1.1 _
170 5.3 ___
171 0.0
172 0.1

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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