Tellurium compounds: tellurium tetraiodide tetramer

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

Crystal structure of tellurium tetraiodide tetramer

Tellurium tetraiodide tetramer

  • Formula as often written: [TeI4]4
  • Hill system formula: I16Te4
  • CAS registry number: [7790-48-9]
  • Formula weight: 2540.872
  • Class: iodide

Synonyms

  • tellurium tetraiodide tetramer
  • tellurium(IV) iodide
  • tellurium iodide
  • tetratellurium hexadecaiodide

Physical properties

  • Colour: black
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: 280°C
  • Boiling point:
  • Density: 5050 kg m-3

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in tellurium tetraiodide tetramer
Element %
I 79.91
Te 20.09

Synthesis

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Solid state structure

  • Geometry of tellurium:
  • Prototypical structure:

Crystal structure of tellurium tetraiodide tetramer

Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the [TeI4]4 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Te4I16

mass  %
2524   0.0 
2525 0.0
2526 0.1
2527 0.2
2528 0.5
2529 0.8
2530 1.8 _
2531 2.3 _
2532 4.8 __
2533 5.7 ___
2534 11.3 ______
2535 12.1 ______
2536 23.2 ____________
2537 21.5 ___________
2538 41.5 _____________________
2539 32.4 ________________
2540 63.8 ________________________________
2541 40.0 ____________________
2542 85.8 ___________________________________________
2543 37.7 ___________________
2544 100.0 __________________________________________________
2545 23.7 ____________
2546 97.0 ________________________________________________
2547 8.1 ____
2548 71.7 ____________________________________
2549 0.0
2550 35.8 __________________
2551 0.0
2552 9.5 _____

References

The data on these compounds pages are assembled and adapted from the primary literature and several other sources including the following.

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  • 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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