Tungsten compounds: tungsten diiodide

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The tungsten in tungsten diiodide formally is in the oxidation state 2.

Tungsten diiodide

  • Formula as often written: WI2
  • Hill system formula: I2W1
  • CAS registry number: [13470-17-2]
  • Formula weight: 437.649
  • Class: iodide


  • tungsten diiodide
  • tungsten(II) iodide
  • tungsten iodide

Physical properties

  • Colour: brown or orange
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point:
  • Boiling point:
  • Density: 6790 kg m-3


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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in tungsten diiodide
Element %
I 57.99
W 42.01


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Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the WI2 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: W1I2

mass  %
434   0.4 
435 0.0
436 85.8 ___________________________________________
437 46.6 _______________________
438 100.0 __________________________________________________
439 0.0
440 93.2 _______________________________________________


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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