Xe(OTeF5)6, A Deep-Colored Noble Gas Compound, and O[DOUBLE BOND]Xe(OTeF5)4—The Existence of Kr(OTeF5)2

Authors

  • Dipl.-Chem. Dieter Lentz,

    1. Anorganisch-chemisches Institut der Universität, Im Neuenheimer Feld 270, D-6900 Heidelberg 1 (Germany)
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  • Priv.-Doz. Dr. Konrad Seppelt

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    1. Anorganisch-chemisches Institut der Universität, Im Neuenheimer Feld 270, D-6900 Heidelberg 1 (Germany)
    • Anorganisch-chemisches Institut der Universität, Im Neuenheimer Feld 270, D-6900 Heidelberg 1 (Germany)
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  • This work was supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the Fond der Chemischen Industrie.

Abstract

The red-violet color of Xe(OTeF5)6(1) must be attributed to the bonding state of hexavalent xenon which possesses a nonbonding electron pair: Te(OTeF5)6 has no such pair and is colorless. The extremely light-sensitive compound (1) probably exists as a monomeric molecule with covalent bonds.

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