Photochemical Synthesis of Tungsten Pentafluoride, WF5

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A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä
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2021-02-24
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en
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Zeitschrift fur Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie
Abstract
A new synthetic route for the synthesis of WF5 utilizing a mercury photosensitized reduction of tungsten hexafluoride with H2 is described. Crystals of WF5 were studied using single-crystal X-ray diffraction, resulting in the first-reported crystal structure of WF5. Powder X-ray diffraction studied at room-temperature showed the compound was phase-pure. The IR spectrum of WF5 was reinvestigated and interpreted with the use of solid-state quantum-chemical calculations using the DFT-PBE0 density functional method. The compound synthesized herein was free of HF and moisture but may have contained minute amounts of WOF4, that were only observed in the IR spectrum.
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Fluorides, IR spectroscopy, Photoreaction, Single-crystal X-ray diffraction, Tungsten
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Stene , R , Scheibe , B , Ivlev , S I , Karttunen , A J , Petry , W & Kraus , F 2021 , ' Photochemical Synthesis of Tungsten Pentafluoride, WF 5 ' , Zeitschrift fur Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie , vol. 647 , no. 4 , pp. 218-224 . https://doi.org/10.1002/zaac.202000177