Californium(III) oxyfluoride

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Californium(III) oxyfluoride
CaF2 polyhedra.png
Crystal form of californium oxyfluoride
__ Cf3+     __ O2− or F
Names
IUPAC name
Californium(III) oxyfluoride
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
  • InChI=1S/FH.O.Cf/h1H;;/q;-2;+3/p-1
    Key: OFLICJBRZIYMIE-UHFFFAOYSA-M
  • [O-2].[F-].[Cf+3]
Properties
CfFO
Molar mass 286 g·mol−1
Structure
cubic
a = 556.1 ± 0.4 pm
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).

Californium(III) oxyfluoride is a radioactive inorganic compound with a chemical formula CfOF, synthesized in the 1960s. This salt crystallizes with the cubic fluorite structure, with the oxide and fluoride anions randomly distributed in anion sites.[1]

Californium(III) oxyfluoride is an oxyfluoride and a mixed anion compound. It can be prepared by the hydrolysis of CfF3 at high temperature.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Peterson, J.R.; Burns, John H. (November 1968). "Preparation and crystal structure of californium oxyfluoride, CfOF". Journal of Inorganic and Nuclear Chemistry. 30 (11): 2955–2958. doi:10.1016/0022-1902(68)80155-1.