Tellurium compounds: tellurium tetrachloride tetramer

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

Crystal structure of tellurium tetrachloride tetramer

Tellurium tetrachloride tetramer

  • Formula as often written: [TeCl4]4
  • Hill system formula: Cl16Te4
  • CAS registry number: [10026-07-0]
  • Formula weight: 1077.643
  • Class: chloride

Synonyms

  • tellurium tetrachloride tetramer
  • tellurium(IV) chloride
  • tellurium chloride
  • tellurium tetrachloride
  • tetratellurium hexadecachloride

Physical properties

  • Colour: pale yellow (solid); maroon (liquid)
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: 223°C
  • Boiling point: 390°C
  • Density: 3000 kg m-3

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in tellurium tetrachloride tetramer
Element %
Cl 52.64
Te 47.36

Synthesis

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Solid state structure

  • Geometry of tellurium:
  • Prototypical structure:

Crystal structure of tellurium tetrachloride tetramer

Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the [TeCl4]4 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Te4Cl16

mass  %
1052   0.0 
1053 0.0
1054 0.0
1055 0.0
1056 0.0
1057 0.0
1058 0.1
1059 0.1
1060 0.3
1061 0.4
1062 1.0
1063 1.3 _
1064 2.7 _
1065 3.2 __
1066 6.3 ___
1067 6.7 ___
1068 13.2 _______
1069 12.4 ______
1070 24.4 ____________
1071 20.3 __________
1072 40.5 ____________________
1073 28.8 ______________
1074 60.4 ______________________________
1075 35.3 __________________
1076 80.5 ________________________________________
1077 37.0 __________________
1078 95.6 ________________________________________________
1079 32.8 ________________
1080 100.0 __________________________________________________
1081 24.5 ____________
1082 91.2 ______________________________________________
1083 15.3 ________
1084 71.9 ____________________________________
1085 8.0 ____
1086 48.5 ________________________
1087 3.5 __
1088 27.8 ______________
1089 1.2 _
1090 13.5 _______
1091 0.4
1092 5.5 ___
1093 0.1
1094 1.9 _
1095 0.0
1096 0.5
1097 0.0
1098 0.1
1099 0.0
1100 0.0
1101 0.0
1102 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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