Tin compounds: tin diselenide

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The tin in tin diselenide formally is in the oxidation state 4.

Tin diselenide

  • Formula as often written: SnSe2
  • Hill system formula: Se2Sn1
  • CAS registry number: [20770-09-6]
  • Formula weight: 276.63
  • Class: selenide

Synonyms

  • tin diselenide
  • tin(IV) selenide
  • tin selenide

Physical properties

  • Colour: red-brown
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: 650°C
  • Boiling point:
  • Density: 5000 kg m-3

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in tin diselenide
Element %
Se 57.09
Sn 42.91

Synthesis

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Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the SnSe2 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Sn1Se2

mass  %
262   0.0 
263 0.0
264 0.1
265 0.0
266 0.5
267 0.1
268 2.3 _
269 0.9
270 8.3 ____
271 3.7 __
272 24.4 ____________
273 10.8 _____
274 53.1 ___________________________
275 20.6 __________
276 88.6 ____________________________________________
277 26.9 _____________
278 100.0 __________________________________________________
279 18.8 _________
280 78.8 _______________________________________
281 5.1 ___
282 34.1 _________________
283 0.5
284 13.6 _______
285 0.0
286 3.2 __
287 0.0
288 0.3

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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