Tellurium compounds: tellurium tetrabromide tetramer

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The tellurium in tellurium tetrabromide tetramer formally is in the oxidation state 4.

Tellurium tetrabromide tetramer

  • Formula as often written: [TeBr4]4
  • Hill system formula: Br16Te4
  • CAS registry number: [10031-27-3]
  • Formula weight: 1788.864
  • Class: bromide

Synonyms

  • tellurium tetrabromide tetramer
  • tellurium(IV) bromide
  • tellurium bromide
  • tetratellurium hexadecabromide

Physical properties

  • Colour: yellow
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: 388°C (under Br2)
  • Boiling point: 414°C
  • Density: 4300 kg m-3

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in tellurium tetrabromide tetramer
Element %
Br 71.47
Te 28.53

Synthesis

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Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the [TeBr4]4 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Te4Br16

mass  %
1756   0.0 
1757 0.0
1758 0.0
1759 0.0
1760 0.0
1761 0.0
1762 0.0
1763 0.0
1764 0.0
1765 0.0
1766 0.0
1767 0.0
1768 0.1
1769 0.1
1770 0.3
1771 0.3
1772 0.7
1773 0.9
1774 1.9 _
1775 2.1 _
1776 4.3 __
1777 4.4 __
1778 8.8 ____
1779 8.4 ____
1780 16.7 ________
1781 14.2 _______
1782 28.6 ______________
1783 21.5 ___________
1784 44.7 ______________________
1785 29.1 _______________
1786 63.6 ________________________________
1787 34.7 _________________
1788 82.0 _________________________________________
1789 36.5 __________________
1790 95.6 ________________________________________________
1791 33.5 _________________
1792 100.0 __________________________________________________
1793 26.6 _____________
1794 93.2 _______________________________________________
1795 18.0 _________
1796 76.6 ______________________________________
1797 10.3 _____
1798 55.1 ____________________________
1799 4.9 __
1800 34.2 _________________
1801 1.9 _
1802 18.1 _________
1803 0.6
1804 8.0 ____
1805 0.1
1806 2.9 _
1807 0.0
1808 0.9
1809 0.0
1810 0.2
1811 0.0
1812 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.
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  • 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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