Uranium compounds: uranium tritelluride

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The uranium in uranium tritelluride formally is in the oxidation state 6.

Crystal structure of uranium tritelluride

Uranium tritelluride

  • Formula as often written: UTe3
  • Hill system formula: Te3U1
  • CAS registry number: [12040-18-5]
  • Formula weight: 620.829
  • Class: telluride

Synonyms

  • uranium tritelluride
  • uranium(VI) telluride
  • uranium telluride

Physical properties

  • Colour: black
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: 935°C (decomposes)
  • Boiling point:
  • Density:

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in uranium tritelluride
Element %
Te 61.66
U 38.34

Synthesis

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Solid state structure

  • Geometry of uranium:
  • Prototypical structure:

Crystal structure of uranium tritelluride

Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the UTe3 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: U1Te3

mass  %
604   0.0 
605 0.0
606 0.1
607 0.1
608 0.5
609 0.6
610 1.9 _
611 2.4 _
612 5.5 ___
613 6.2 ___
614 14.4 _______
615 13.4 _______
616 30.3 _______________
617 23.4 ____________
618 52.8 __________________________
619 32.9 ________________
620 78.5 _______________________________________
621 29.5 _______________
622 100.0 __________________________________________________
623 14.8 _______
624 98.0 _________________________________________________
625 0.2
626 63.8 ________________________________
627 0.0
628 22.7 ___________

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.
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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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