This work was supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie. We thank the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for scholarship for A. E.
XeOF, an Anion with Pentagonal-Pyramidal Structure†
Article first published online: 22 DEC 2003
Copyright © 1995 by VCH Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, Germany
Angewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Volume 34, Issue 15, pages 1586–1587, August 18, 1995
How to Cite
Ellern, A. and Seppelt, K. (1995), XeOF, an Anion with Pentagonal-Pyramidal Structure. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl., 34: 1586–1587. doi: 10.1002/anie.199515861
- Issue published online: 22 DEC 2003
- Article first published online: 22 DEC 2003
- Manuscript Received: 15 MAR 1995
- fluorine compounds;
- xenon compounds
Only minimally distorted by interionic forces in the crystal, the ion XeOF (picture on the right, bond lengths in pm) can be crystallized as NO+XeOF. The xenon atom is situated only slightly above the plane through the fluorine atoms, and the doubly bonded oxygen atom occupies the apical position of the pentagonal pyramid. NO+XeOF is formed directly by treatment of NOF with an equimolar amount of XeOF4 and crystallizes spontaneously from the liquid phase.