Basic beryllium acetate
|Basic beryllium acetate|
|Molar mass||406.3122 g/mol|
|Melting point||285 °C|
|Boiling point||330 °C|
|Solubility in chloroform||soluble|
|Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)|
|(what is: / ?)|
basic beryllium acetate is the chemical compound with the formula Be4O(O2CCH3)6. Although this compound has no applications and has been only lightly studied, it adopts a distinctive structure. "Basic acetates" consist of an ensemble of metal atoms, a central oxide atom, and an exterior of acetate groups. Another family of basic acetates are trimetallic with the formula M3O(O2CCH3)6(H2O)3 (M = Cr, Fe, Ru). Mixed metal members of this family also exist.
- 2 Be
2 + 6 AcOH → Be
6 + 5 H
2O + 2 CO
The structure of Be4O(O2CCH3)6 is relevant to its considerable stability. It is diamondoid, consisting of interlocking six-membered Be2O3C rings. The structure of this compound has been examined by two famous crystallography laboratories.
- Moeller, T. (1950). "Basic Beryllium Derivatives of Organic Acids". In Audrieth, L. F. Inorganic Syntheses, Volume 3. John Wiley & Sons. p. 4. doi:10.1002/9780470132340.ch2. ISBN 978-0-470-13234-0.
- Bragg, W. H. (1923). "Crystal Structure of Basic Beryllium Acetate". Nature 111 (2790): 532. Bibcode:1923Natur.111..532B. doi:10.1038/111532a0.
- Pauling, L.; Sherman, J. (1934). "The Structure of the Carboxyl Group. II. The Crystal Structure of Basic Beryllium Acetate". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 20 (6): 340. Bibcode:1934PNAS...20..340P. doi:10.1073/pnas.20.6.340.