Sulfur compounds: sulphur difluoride

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The sulfur in sulphur difluoride formally is in the oxidation state 2.

Crystal structure of sulphur difluoride

Sulphur difluoride

  • Formula as often written: SF2
  • Hill system formula: F2S1
  • CAS registry number: [13814-25-0]
  • Formula weight: 70.063
  • Class: fluoride


  • sulphur difluoride
  • sulphur(II) fluoride
  • sulfur difluoride
  • sulfur fluoride
  • sulfur(II) fluoride
  • sulphur fluoride

Physical properties

  • Colour:
  • Appearance: decomposes below room temperature
  • Melting point: (decomposes below room temperature)
  • Boiling point:
  • Density:


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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in sulphur difluoride
Element %
F 54.23
S 45.77


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Solid state structure

  • Geometry of sulfur: 2 coordinate: bent
  • Prototypical structure:

Crystal structure of sulphur difluoride

Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the SF2 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: S1F2

mass  %
70 100.0 __________________________________________________
71 0.8
72 4.4 __
73 0.0
74 0.0


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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