Zirconium compounds: zirconium disulphide

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The zirconium in zirconium disulphide formally is in the oxidation state 4.

Crystal structure of zirconium disulphide

Zirconium disulphide

  • Formula as often written: ZrS2
  • Hill system formula: S2Zr1
  • CAS registry number: [12039-15-5]
  • Formula weight: 155.356
  • Class: sulphide

Synonyms

  • zirconium disulphide
  • zirconium(IV) sulphide
  • zirconium disulfide
  • zirconium sulfide
  • zirconium sulphide
  • zirconium(IV) sulfide

Physical properties

  • Colour: red-brown
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: 1480°C
  • Boiling point:
  • Density: 3820 kg m-3

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in zirconium disulphide
Element %
S 41.28
Zr 58.72

Synthesis

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Solid state structure

  • Geometry of zirconium:
  • Prototypical structure:

Crystal structure of zirconium disulphide

Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the ZrS2 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Zr1S2

mass  %
154 100.0 __________________________________________________
155 23.4 ____________
156 42.5 _____________________
157 2.5 _
158 37.0 __________________
159 0.6
160 8.5 ____
161 0.1
162 0.6
163 0.0
164 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.
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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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