Rubidium telluride

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Rubidium telluride
3D model (Jmol)
ECHA InfoCard 100.032.159
EC Number 235-388-2
Molar mass 298.54 g/mol
Appearance yellow-green powder
Melting point 775 °C (1,427 °F; 1,048 K)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Rubidium telluride is the inorganic compound with the formula Rb2Te. It is a yellow-green powder that melts at either 775 °C or 880 °C (two different values have been reported). It is an obscure material of minor academic interest.[1]

Like other alkali metal chalcogenides, Rb2Te is prepared from the elements in liquid ammonia.[2]

Rubidium telluride is used in some space-based UV detectors.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Stöwe, K.; Appel, S. (2002). "Polymorphic Forms of Rubidium Telluride Rb2Te". Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 41 (15): 2725. doi:10.1002/1521-3773(20020802)41:15<2725::AID-ANIE2725>3.0.CO;2-G. PMID 12203467. 
  2. ^ Handbook of Preparative Inorganic Chemistry, 2nd Ed. Edited by G. Brauer, Academic Press, 1963, NY. Vol. 1.

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