Ditellurium bromide


Ditellurium bromide
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  • InChI=1S/Br.2Te
  • [Te].[Te].[Br]
Molar mass 335.104
Appearance Gray crystalline solid
Melting point 224 °C[1]
Related compounds
Other anions
tritellurium dichloride
Other cations
selenium dibromide
Related compounds
tellurium tetrabromide
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Ditellurium bromide is the inorganic compound with the formula Te2Br. It is one of the few stable lower bromides of tellurium. Unlike sulfur and selenium, tellurium forms families of polymeric subhalides where the chalcogen/halide ratio is less than 2.[2]

Preparation and properties

Te2Br is a gray solid. Its structure consists of a chain of Te atoms with Br occupying a doubly bridged site. It is prepared by heating tellurium with the appropriate stoichiometry of bromine near 215 °C. The corresponding chloride and iodide, Te2Cl and Te2I, are also known.[3]

Other tellurium bromides include the yellow liquid Te2Br2, the orange solid TeBr4,[4] and the greenish-black solid TeBr2.[5] Complexes of the type TeBr2(thiourea)2 are well characterized.[6]


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  6. ^ Foss, Olav; Maartmann-Moe, Knut (1987). "Complexes of Tellurium Dichloride, Dibromide and Diiodide with Thiourea and Tetramethylselenourea, TeL2X2. X-Ray Crystal Structures". Acta Chemica Scandinavica. 41a: 121–129. doi:10.3891/acta.chem.scand.41a-0121.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)