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Rational Syntheses and Structural Characterization of Sulfur-Rich Phosphorus Polysulfides: α-P2S7 and β-P2S7


  • This work was financially supported by the DFG within the priority program SPP 1415 (project WE 4284/3-1).


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Sulfur, so good: Crystallization of phosphorus polysulfides catena-P2S7 is enhanced by catalytic amounts of anhydrous FeCl3 (see scheme, P blue, S yellow). The formation of polysulfide bridges is observed which is typical for vulcanization reactions.

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