Aluminium monofluoride

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Aluminium monofluoride
Identifiers
CAS number 13595-82-9 YesY
ChemSpider 2039 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:49464 YesY
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Properties
Molecular formula AlF
Molar mass 45.98 g/mol
Related compounds
Other anions aluminium monochloride
Other cations lithium fluoride, sodium fluoride, potassium fluoride
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Infobox references

Aluminium monofluoride is the chemical substance with the formula AlF. This elusive species is formed by the reaction between aluminium trifluoride and metallic aluminium at elevated temperatures but quickly reverts to the reactants when cooled.[1] Clusters derived from related aluminium(I) halides can be stabilized using specialized ligands.[2]

This molecule has been detected in the interstellar medium, where molecules are so dilute that intermolecular collisions are unimportant.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dyke, C.Kirby; Morris, B.W.J.Gravenor (1984). "A study of aluminium monofluoride and aluminium trifluoride by high-temperature photoelectron spectroscopy". Chemical Physics 88 (2): 289. Bibcode:1984CP.....88..289D. doi:10.1016/0301-0104(84)85286-6. 
  2. ^ Dohmeier, C.; Loos, D.; Schnöckel, H. (1996). "Aluminum(I) and Gallium(I) Compounds: Syntheses, Structures, and Reactions". Angewandte Chemie International Edition in English 35 (2): 129–149. doi:10.1002/anie.199601291. 
  3. ^ L. M. Ziurys, A. J. Apponi, T. G. Phillips (1994). "Exotic fluoride molecules in IRC +10216: Confirmation of AlF and searches for MgF and CaF". Astrophysical Journal 433 (2): 729–732. Bibcode:1994ApJ...433..729Z. doi:10.1086/174682.