Aluminium monofluoride

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Aluminium monofluoride
Names
IUPAC name
Aluminium monofluoride
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChEBI
ChemSpider
Properties
AlF
Molar mass 45.98 g/mol
Related compounds
Other anions
aluminium monochloride
Other cations
lithium fluoride, sodium fluoride, potassium fluoride
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Aluminium monofluoride is the chemical compound 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]

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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.