Scandium bromide

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Scandium(III) bromide
CAS number 13465-59-3
PubChem 83495
ChemSpider 75332 YesY
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Molecular formula ScBr3
Molar mass 284.67 g/mol
Appearance anhydrous powder
Density 3.91 g/cm3
Melting point 904 °C (1,659 °F; 1,177 K)
EU classification not listed
NFPA 704
Flammability code 0: Will not burn. E.g., water Health code 0: Exposure under fire conditions would offer no hazard beyond that of ordinary combustible material. E.g., sodium chloride Reactivity code 0: Normally stable, even under fire exposure conditions, and is not reactive with water. E.g., liquid nitrogen Special hazards (white): no codeNFPA 704 four-colored diamond
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Scandium bromide, or ScBr3, is a trihalide, water-soluble chemical compound of scandium and bromine.

Production and properties[edit]

ScBr3 is produced through the burning of scandium in bromine gas.[4]

2 Sc(s) + 3 Br2(g) → 2 ScBr3(s)


Scandium bromide is used for solid state synthesis of unusual clusters such as Sc19Br28Z4, (Z=Mn, Fe, Os or Ru). These clusters are of interest for their structure and magnetic properties.[5]