Structure of the ambient temperature alkali metal molten salt AlCl3/LiSCN

Yi Chia Lee, David L. Price, Larry A. Curtiss, Mark A. Ratner, Duward F. Shriver

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Neutron diffraction was used for the investigation of structure of the ambient temperature alkali metal molten salt system AlCl3/LiSCN. Result showed that Aluminum atom maintained a tetrahedral coordination environment and the SCN- anion coordinates to the Aluminium through the Nitrogen ends. The bond distances obtained from neutron diffraction matched with the calculation results and showed AlCl3NCS- was more stable than its isomer AlCl3SCN-.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4591-4594
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Mar 8 2001


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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