|Molar mass||322.97 g/mol|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
The synthesis of PoF6 via the reaction
Po + 3 F
2 → 210
was attempted in 1945, but the attempt was unsuccessful. The boiling point was predicted to be about −40 °C.
208PoF6 may have been successfully synthesised via the same reaction in 1960 with the more stable isotope 208Po,:594 where a volatile polonium fluoride was produced, but it was not fully characterized before it underwent radiolysis and decomposed to polonium tetrafluoride.
- Holleman, A. F.; Wiberg, E. (2001), Inorganic Chemistry, San Diego: Academic Press, p. 594, ISBN 0-12-352651-5
- Summary of work to date on volatile neutron source, Monsanto Chemical Company, Unit 3 abstracts of progress reports, August 16–31, 1945; Abstract; PDF.
- Weinstock, B., Chernick, C.L.: The preparation of a volatile polonium fluoride. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 82, 4116–4117 (1960)