Ruthenium(IV) oxide

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Ruthenium(IV) oxide
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Names
IUPAC name
Ruthenium(IV) oxide
Other names
Ruthenium dioxide
Identifiers
12036-10-1 YesY
EC Number 234-840-6
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PubChem 82848
Properties
RuO2
Molar mass 133.0688 g/mol
Appearance blue-black solid
Density 6.97 g/cm3
Boiling point 1,200 °C (2,190 °F; 1,470 K) sublimates
insoluble
Structure
Rutile (tetragonal), tP6
P42/mnm, No. 136
Octahedral (RuIV); trigonal planar (O2−)
Hazards
Safety data sheet See: data page
Flash point Non-flammable
Related compounds
Other anions
Ruthenium disulfide
Other cations
Osmium(IV) oxide
Ruthenium tetroxide
Supplementary data page
Refractive index (n),
Dielectric constantr), etc.
Thermodynamic
data
Phase behaviour
solid–liquid–gas
UV, IR, NMR, MS
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Infobox references

Ruthenium(IV) oxide is the inorganic compound with the formula RuO2. This a black solid is the most common oxide of ruthenium. It is widely used as an electrocatalyst for producing chlorine, chlorine oxides, and O2 catalyst is ruthenium(IV) oxide.[1] Like many dioxides, RuO2 adopts the rutile structure.[2][3]

Preparation[edit]

It is usually prepared by oxidation of ruthenium trichloride. Nearly stoichiometric single crystals of RuO2 can be obtained by chemical vapor transport.[4]

Films of RuO2 can be prepared by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) from volatile ruthenium compounds.[5] RuO2 can also be prepared through electroplating from a solution of ruthenium trichloride.[6]

Uses[edit]

Ruthenium (IV) oxide is being used as the main component in the catalyst of the Sumitomo-Deacon process which produces chlorine by the oxidation of hydrogen chloride.[7][8]

RuO2 can be used as catalyst in many other situations. Noteworthy reactions are the Fischer-Tropsch process, Haber-Bosch process, and various manifestations of fuel cells.

Potential and niche applications[edit]

RuO2 is extensively used for the coating of titanium anodes for the electrolytic production of chlorine and for the preparation of resistors or integrated circuits.[9][10] Ruthenium oxide resistors can be used as sensitive thermometers in the temperature range .02 < T < 4 K. It can be also used as active material in supercapacitor because has very high charge transfer capability. Ruthenium oxide has great capacity to store charge when used in aqueous solutions.[11] Average capacities of ruthenium(IV) oxide have reached 650 F/g when in H2SO4 solution and annealed at temperatures lower than 200 °C.[12] In attempts to optimise its capacitive properties, prior work has looked at the hydration of ruthenium oxide, its crystallinity and particle size.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mills, A. "Heterogeneous redox catalysts for oxygen and chlorine evolution" Chem. Sot. Rev.,1989, 18, 285-316. doi:10.1039/CS9891800285
  2. ^ Wyckoff, R.W.G.. Crystal Structures, Vol. 1. Interscience, John Wiley & Sons: 1963.
  3. ^ Wells, A.F. (1975), Structural Inorganic Chemistry (4th ed.), Oxford: Clarendon Press 
  4. ^ Harald Schäfer, Gerd Schneidereit, Wilfried Gerhardt "Zur Chemie der Platinmetalle. RuO2 Chemischer Transport, Eigenschaften, thermischer Zerfall" Z. anorg. allg. Chem. 1963, 319, 327-336. doi:10.1002/zaac.19633190514
  5. ^ Pizzini, S.; Buzzancae, G.; Mat. Res. Bull., 1972, 7, 449-462.
  6. ^ Lee, S. (2003). "Electrochromism of amorphous ruthenium oxide thin films". Solid State Ionics 165: 217–221. doi:10.1016/j.ssi.2003.08.035. 
  7. ^ Helmut Vogt, Jan Balej, John E. Bennett, Peter Wintzer, Saeed Akbar Sheikh, Patrizio Gallone "Chlorine Oxides and Chlorine Oxygen Acids" in Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry 2002, Wiley-VCH. doi:10.1002/14356007.a06_483
  8. ^ Seki, K; Catal. Surv. Asia, 2010, 14, 168 doi:10.1007/s10563-010-9091-7.
  9. ^ De Nora, O.; Chem. Eng. Techn., 1970, 42, 222.
  10. ^ Iles, G.S.; Platinum Met. Rev., 1967,11,126.
  11. ^ Matthey, Johnson. Platinum Metals Review. 2002, 46, 3, 105
  12. ^ Kim,Il-Hwan; Kim, Kwang-Bum; Electrochem. Solid-State Lett., 2001, 4, 5,A62-A64

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