Yttrium compounds: diyttrium trisulphide

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The yttrium in diyttrium trisulphide formally is in the oxidation state 3.

Crystal structure of diyttrium trisulphide

Diyttrium trisulphide

  • Formula as often written: Y2S3
  • Hill system formula: S3Y2
  • CAS registry number: [12039-19-9]
  • Formula weight: 274.01
  • Class: sulphide

Synonyms

  • diyttrium trisulphide
  • yttrium(III) sulphide
  • diyttrium trisulfide
  • yttrium sulfide
  • yttrium sulphide
  • yttrium(III) sulfide

Physical properties

  • Colour: yellow
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: 1925°C
  • Boiling point:
  • Density: 3870 kg m-3

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in diyttrium trisulphide
Element %
S 35.11
Y 64.89

Synthesis

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Solid state structure

  • Geometry of yttrium:
  • Prototypical structure:

Crystal structure of diyttrium trisulphide

Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the Y2S3 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Y2S3

mass  %
274 100.0 __________________________________________________
275 2.4 _
276 13.3 _______
277 0.2
278 0.7
279 0.0
280 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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