Technetium dichloride: A new binary halide containing metal-metal multiple bonds

Frederic Poineau, Christos D. Malliakas, Philippe F. Weck, Brian L. Scott, Erik V. Johnstone, Paul M. Forster, Eunja Kim, Mercouri G. Kanatzidis, Kenneth R. Czerwinski, Alfred P. Sattelberger

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Technetium dichloride has been discovered. It was synthesized from the elements and characterized by several physical techniques, including single crystal X-ray diffraction. In the solid state, technetium dichloride exhibits a new structure type consisting of infinite chains of face sharing [Tc 2Cl8] rectangular prisms that are packed in a commensurate supercell. The metal-metal separation in the prisms is 2.127(2) Å, a distance consistent with the presence of a Tc=Tc triple bond that is also supported by electronic structure calculations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8814-8817
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - Jun 15 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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